KGet, CPU and temperature

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Fri Mar 13 00:10:10 UTC 2009

2009/3/12 O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at>:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Using Hardy 8.04.2 on a Dell laptop.
>>> Just a note that I have several times noted that KGet can raise the CPU
>>> temperature to dangerous levels EVEN WHEN no download or activity is
>>> taking place. I just noted it again, shut down KGet (that was just
>>> residing in tasktray) and the CPU temperature has gone down 20 Celsius.
>>> Don't ask me why, I have not analysed it or filed a bug or even asked
>>> some list or developer why - I have just noted the phenomena several
>>> times.
>> I'd suggest that no application should be capable of raising the CPU
>> temperature to dangerous levels unless your ACPI thermal settings are
>> broken.  You really need to look into that.  (on my last laptop, I found I
>> always had to unplug/replug the power after resuming from hibernate,
>> otherwise the ACPI sensor always reported 0 degrees C, and of course the
>> fans didn't come on).
> Maybe I overstated it when I wrote "dangerous" levels. Nevertheless -
> that a single, nonactive, application does raise the temperature by 20 C
> is strange and most unnecessary. I will look for where to file a bug.
i actually remember this very same behaviour from kget when i used
hardy, and i posted about it here in the list. kget used to kill my
CPU even when idle

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.

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