[ILUG] Re: Sleeping Beauty ;(
kenn at bluetree.ie
Tue Sep 19 15:24:44 IST 2000
> Ok, this morning I got a big fat cooling fin+thermal paste+fan
> and put them in
> place.....my machine has just fallen over on a compilation.....again. I'm
> wondering if I have already damaged the processor. Is it time to give in?
> Also....I have it now turned it down to 400MHz and its now able
> to calculate a
> fft correctly....though now the processor is only running at 80%
> it's spec.
> speed. Am I overacting to think that this is too flaky? Should I
> go back to the
> seller and shake him until another processor falls out?
Is it _just_ the processor that's now running slower, or
is the whole motherboard bus running slower as well?
If it's just the CPU, then it's unlikely to be a problem
with the MB/RAM.
However, given that RAM is easy to mess around with, I'd
suggest that you pull RAM from a working machine and bung
it into yours and see if it makes any difference.
However, it is possible that previous overheating of the
CPU has permanently damaged it.
There's a lot to be said for on-board temperature sensors :-)
Now if only Intel and AMD would put a solid state temperature
sensor on the die (or at least embedded into the package) and
bring it out to two pins for the motherboard's LM78 to sense.
_That_ would be really useful...
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