[TAG] CPU temperature and segfaults
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Mon Aug 16 06:18:33 MSD 2004
On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 11:52:56PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> I've been having an issue with my main workstation. It's an AMD
> Athlon 1200, with 256MB DDR RAM. Lately I have
> noticed an issue with some apps being killed off unexpectedly. I've
> had this once or twice before in the past, and didn't think anything
> of it. I often have a number of rxvts open and so I assumed I had
> just run out of memory.
> What would people suggest at this point? Is it memory related, or is
> it CPU related? I am a little concerned that my CPU should register
> at 70C in the BIOS. I only ever see these segfaults during/after
> these CPU-intensive tasks such as the kernel compilation, and not
> when starting applications up. The annoying thing is that there is
> nothing in any of the logs either.
I would assume that you have performed the following checks:
1. If the CPU has a fan it is working.
2. Check any additional boards to see that their fans (if any) are
3. Check the fan on the power supply.
If you live in an area with high humidity + high acidity (in the air)
then you could perhaps also check/clean the (usually copper) contacts
for the memory, add-on boards and so on.
I was about to junk my gizmo a little while ago because of repeated
errors of the type described. My recently acquired friendly
neighbourhood PC man said "Hey! You've got a nice (hardware)
configuration. Don't junk it. I'll clean the contact points and it will
be as good as new." Indeed! He was true to his word.
The Universe is populated by stable things.
-- Richard Dawkins
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