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Certian Process Causes Cpu To Overheat


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:44 PM

While doing some random tinkering, I found that some processes have a tendency to make my CPU overheat.

"cat /dev/urandom > /dev/null", to be specific. With that running on both cores, the CPU temp alarm tripped at 60C. With other processes, like Folding@home running on both cores, the CPU tends to stay somewhere around 35C. Is this something I should be worried about and fix, or is it nothing and I should just not run that command anymore? (I ran it as a stress test).

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:31 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//dev/null
I think you'd be better off posting this in the Linux forum. I seen this discussed in various Linux forums but never with a reasonable clear-cut answer
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