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Re: Help: Machine says it's running hot



On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 22:18 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> I am myself not an expert on this matter, and run with sensors
> turned off. It seems pretty useless to me. Unless you have a
> machine which is improperly designed, or which works in a
> harsh environment, then it will run cool enough, and with
> proper voltages etc.

I can think of one probable reason to do so with an ordinary computer:
Protection against a fan that seizes.  They do do it, and sometimes
quite unexpectedly.  Some motherboards will beep at you when it happens,
but do nothing more.  Some won't even do that.  It could be handy to set
something that does a clean shutdown, or even a rapid one, if a fan
jams.

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