2 core dumps

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko alex.kovalenko at verizon.net
Fri Feb 22 15:01:42 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 15:42 +0100, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> "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.
If I rephrase my point as 

"The fact that OS initiated shutdown because it thinks that your laptop
has reached certain temperature threshold does not necessarily mean that
your hardware is damaged."

would you be more amenable to agreeing with it?

> > However, if "overheated" means "discolored and deformed plastic parts",
> > you are absolutely right.
> Right.  Your laptop is dead.  Deal with it.
Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko (Олександр Коваленко)

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