[ILUG] Re: Sleeping Beauty ;(
g.gorman at ic.ac.uk
Tue Sep 19 15:45:05 IST 2000
Following Padraig's advice, I ran memtest86. I let it run for 17 hours (got to
test 6) with no errors occurring. When I reset the speed, I set the CPU bus
clock to 100Mhz, then I just turned down the CPU multiplier to 4x.
I'm more starting to feel like an idiot to have bought the thing. I never
guessed to was going to be so much of a problem temp. wish. Especially then it
was supplied with fin+fan. Humf!
Thanks again for all the advice,
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> 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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