Critical Temperature Problem

Dave dave at
Thu Jan 26 22:58:51 UTC 2006

Gary Jarrel wrote:
> Hi All!
> I went to switch my  laptop on this morning, and it starts booting
> then gets to a point saying Critical Temperature Reached (3428 C) and
> shuts down. Tried using both 2.6.12-10 and 2.6.12-9 kernels in normal
> and recovery mode and the problem persists.
> Any ideas on what could be causing it? I think that over 3000 degrees
> the CPU and probably my who office would melt down!
> Thank you!
> Gary
Hey Gary, maybe the cpu cooling fan is full of dust.

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