Systems running hot?

Paul G Webster mailinglists at
Sat Dec 19 21:59:49 UTC 2009

tried running powerd on it?

On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:53:23 -0000, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> In the last weeks (I generally update to the latest HEAD daily) It
> seems that my -current laptop is running hot temperature wise, even
> when it's idle, or nearly so. The temperature sensor (via wmbsdbatt)
> generally stays in the 80s C, as opposed to the 70s, and the fan is
> regularly on its "medium" speed as opposed to the low speed. Also, the
> keyboard area sometimes becomes so hot that it's actually
> uncomfortable. If I boot windows and let it run that way for a while
> everything goes back to normal.
> I've got the back end of the laptop propped up an inch or so to
> improve ventilation which helps some, but it's still running hotter
> than usual. And before someone suggests it, yes, I've blown out all
> the fans/heatsinks.
> This is a Dell Latitude D620 with a C2D, running i386 SMP in case any
> of that matters. :)
> Doug

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