[ubuntu-uk] Since my last update

James Morrissey morrissey.james1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 21:18:00 UTC 2012

OK, thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try when i next get close to a
vacuum cleaner.


On 11 March 2012 10:06, Barry Titterton
<barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-03-11 at 07:42 +0000, James Morrissey wrote:
>> Ok, that's good to know. It is a bit frustrating if high temperatures
>> break the fan...
>> j
>> On 10 March 2012 20:00, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > It is very possible that temperature is the problem. It's not a bug though,
>> > it's a hardware issue.
>> >
>> > Neil.
> James,
> Your cooling may not be broken, it may be that the heat exchanger matrix
> on your CPU is blocked with dust and fluff from your home furnishings. A
> quick check would be to use your vacuum clearer to clean the heat
> exchanger by sucking 'the wrong way' through the matrix. I regularly
> have to clean the matrix on my home desktop PC. My understanding is that
> a machine with a hot CPU will reduce the operating frequency of the CPU
> to reduce the heat generated. This will impact on the available
> performance of the CPU and may be source of the reports of your CPU
> using 100% of its available performance to do basic operations, because
> its maximum available performance is greatly reduced.
> Barry T
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