2 core dumps

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Fri Feb 22 14:42:11 UTC 2008

"Alexandre \"Sunny\" Kovalenko" <alex.kovalenko at verizon.net> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> writes:
>> Your laptop overheats when running at its rated frequency?  That's your
>> answer.  Hardware error.  [...]
> If "overheated" in this context means "initiated critical shutdown"
> [...]

No, unless the Athlon has an internal temperature sensor and shuts
itself down when it reaches critical temperature, like the Intel Core
and Core 2 do.

You can't rely on the BIOS or the OS to do it, because you have no idea
where the temperature sensor they rely on is placed.

> However, if "overheated" means "discolored and deformed plastic parts",
> you are absolutely right.

Right.  Your laptop is dead.  Deal with it.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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