System extremely slow under light load
freebsd at chillt.de
Mon Apr 25 23:41:10 UTC 2011
> The specified maximum CPU temperature is usually the same at the ACPI
> _CRT, not _PSV. That is the temperature when an ACPI shutdown should be
> triggered, but TCC should kick in at some point below this.
This laptop is a replacement for an earlier one that had similar
overheating issues. On that earlier laptop, Dell had managed to set
_CRT=85°C with _PSV=95°C. This meant that the laptop did an emergency
shutdown at 85°C *before* TCC got a chance to kick in at 95°C. At least
on this one, _CRT=100°C and _PSV=95°C represent a more reasonable
> It works to tell you that TCC is doing the job, but does not explain in
> any way why your CPU is so hot. I'll be very curious as to what you find
> when running another OS.
I experimented with a Debian Live CD. The results are here:
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