Subject: Re: cool AMD
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/20/2005 11:24:11
On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 11:44:48AM -0700, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> Patrick Welche <> writes:
> > I would like to just run the chip at 1800MHz under NetBSD, watching
> > viaenv(4) and hope to say "it's fine, it's just an overzealous
> > windows probe programme", however, it could be that it really is
> > getting hot, so do I risk frying the CPU?
> What does a real thermometer say when you measure the heatsink?

Good point! I'll try at the weekend..

> Athlon32's don't seem to have a very reliable thermal sensing system.
> My old athlon system says its 50 C when the heatsink (and cpu!) are
> cool to the touch.

The heatsink didn't feel hot..

> I've just learned to mentally subtract 15 C.  Your
> sensor may be more whacked out than mine, so it might be good to get
> an independent reading with a known-good thermometer.

OK - Thanks,