Kubuntu causing computer to overheat. (I think)

David McGlone david.mcglone at att.net
Thu Sep 6 01:06:37 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 04 September 2007 12:30:24 pm Ted Frater wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Apologies to the list mod for accidentally sending this to the request
> > list.
> >
> >Forgive me if this is not appropriate for this list.
> >
> >Can anyone give me some help here. I am completely stumped. My desktop
> >computer keeps shutting down when anything too much is done on it. the
> > system log says it is overheating. But here is where I am completely
> > stumped kubuntu is reporting my system temperature as -270 C (-454 F)
> > which in my opinion would be the hardest block of ice on earth and when
> > it shuts down, the system log says the temp was critical at -264 C. In my
> > opinion it's still darn frozen.
> >
> >I don't know if it's a hardware or software problem. But at -270 C it
> > sounds like a no brainer.
> >
> >My fan comes on shortly while booting but after boot it never comes on
> > again. I suspect this is because it thinks it's frozen to oblivion so
> > there is no need to switch the fan on.
> >
> >I have checked the kubuntu forums, found some bugs relating to this issue,
> > but none that came close to my problem. I just can't seem to find a
> > solution.
> >
> >Anyone have any ideas?
> As its not much use as it is,
> why not connect the fan wires to the appropriate voltage line that feeds
> one of the other items, like cd rom. that has a 5 volt and a 12 v line
> input.
>  your fan will then run all the time but at least  your pc  will run.
> Youll need to check the voltage with a meter  it will be either  5 or 12
> v. also chewck the polarity as its dc.
>  Let us know how you get on.

Why would I want to destroy a 600.00 computer for a free Kubuntu download?

David M.

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