Systems running hot?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Tue Dec 22 00:02:34 UTC 2009

On Mon, 21 Dec 2009, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > the actual 68,5C is with KDE up, but nearly idle system; what does
> > hw.acpi.thermal.tz0._CRT: 107,0C mean?
> These are motherboard temperatures, not CPU temperatures.

Really? I would expect tz0 to be CPU temperature (via ACPI but still 
probably using the same diode as coretemp would read).

That said I don't recall any system I have ever run FreeBSD one having 
more than tz0 :)

FWIW the Core 2 Duo in my "games" machine which is overclocked from 2.13 
to 3.06GHz idles at 60C and gets up to 75C when under heavy use. Before 
overclocking it used to idle around 50C (that appeared to be the BIOS's 
target temperature)

68.5C for a standard C2D on a nominally idle system seems very high.

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