[Solved] Overheating

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[Solved] Overheating

Post by davcefai » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:11 am

Is anybody else having a problem with overheating CPUs?

Recently my CPU has been overheating when the action becomes very intense. If I pause the game the CPU still remains hot. If I exit the temperature drops from 90 to 60 deg C in about 2 seconds.

I an running Debian on a twin core AMD 5800+ with 2 GB. The cooler is a massive Nero so I doubt that the problem is hardware related.

Any pointers will be welcome.

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Post by Smivs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:55 am

Not really much help, but the obvious thing to suggest is shutting down other applications.
I run Ubuntu on a quad-core with Intel graphics accelerator, and it copes fine, but I have noticed the fan kicking in when the computer's doing other things, particularly running Boinc calculations...often three at once, so I tend to suspend these when playing. I'll leave browsers, email etc open.
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Post by Svengali » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:28 pm

You can try a few things.

- Try to step to F5 inflight whenever possible.
- Disable VSync.
- Switch off threading optimization if NVidia gfx-card is used.
- Use injectors/torus drive and watch the CPU load.
- Disable procedural textured planets.
- Use -nosplash parameter.

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Post by Commander McLane » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:23 pm

When I saw the thread title I first thought it was all about lasers again. :shock:

Happy to be wrong. :D

But sorry for the overheating CPU! :(

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Post by davcefai » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:34 am

Thanks for the replies.

Conclusion: It's not Oolite that is at fault. The hunt continues.

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Post by davcefai » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:46 pm

My Asus M3B motherboard was dying.

New mobo, no problem.

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Post by Darkbee » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:56 pm

I would have said either motherboard or PSU. Always nice to know what happened with these kind of threads, and see what the resolution was even if it wasn't particularly entertaining or exciting.
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Post by davcefai » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:38 pm

PSU was spot on. As far as I could tell the section of the m/b supplied by the "extra" 4 pin 12V plug was overheating. Failed voltage regulator? Who knows?

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