Overheating Laptop

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jun 17 12:22:02 UTC 2008

David Fox wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 8:23 AM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>
> wrote:
>> The sensors command was telling me my laptop was at 71C:
>> $ sensors
>> coretemp-isa-0000
>> Adapter: ISA adapter
>> Core 0:      +71.0°C  (crit = +100.0°C)
> Hmm. Well, I'd like to chime in, but I am not on a laptop. I'm on a
> non-overheating :) desktop, amd64, ECS 6100-pm-m2 motherboard, and I
> get different output for sensors which don't correspond to what is in
> the /proc/acpi files. So, I wonder how accurate these readings are.

The sensor should be accurate - but it isn't necessarily the same sensor
that's reporting via acpi.  _If_ you had a laptop, it would be immediately
clear, that not all parts of your motherboard are at the same
temperature :-

> Here's what acpi gives for thermal. I haven't found where it stores
> the fan speeds if it does at all.

Not likely, ime.

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