Systems running hot?

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Dec 21 21:51:53 UTC 2009

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> The maximum operating temperature for a Core 2 Duo is 75 C.  The idle
> temperature depends on environmental conditions, but a reasonable
> working temperature under light use (reading your email and browsing the
> web) would be 30 C.  The numbers you quote are well beyond the point
> where the CPU should start downstepping (and eventually shut down) to
> protect itself.

TMK I am not reporting on the cpu temp, wmbsdbatt reports the value of

OTOH I just loaded coretemp and I have this:

dev.cpu.0.temperature: 79.0C
dev.cpu.1.temperature: 83.0C

So something is off somewhere.


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