Dell Latitude C640, very hot!

Doug Poland doug at
Thu Jun 23 00:21:21 GMT 2005

Tobias Fendin wrote:
> I've got a Dell Latitude C640, with FreeBSD 5.4 stable.
> It works well, except for this:
> After a cuple of hours up and running it gets really hot. My fingers 
> almost gets burned when I touch the harddirve, memory etc!
> According to `sysctl hw.acpi.thermal.tz0.temperature` the 
> cpu-temperature is usually about 50-60 degrees C.
> Which I consider i normal, but is it normal for the rest of the devices 
> to be so hot?
> Is there someone else who has the same problem which I do with a simular 
> computer?
I have a C600 that gets very hot too.  On a buildworld, it get's up to 
180f before fan kicks in.  The bottom is too hot to touch.


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