disk spinning continuously + cpu possibly overheating = sudden death

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Sat Jul 9 16:54:15 UTC 2011

On Jul 9, 2011, at 9:22 AM, Manish Jain wrote:
> What do I make of it when the system runs flawlessly both on Win XP and FreeBSD-8.0-amd64 ?

That's interesting but inconclusive.  Can you run prime95 testing overnight under WinXP without issues?  Or memtest86?

> BTW, 8.2 does NOT - for reasons unfathomable to me - install /usr/sbin/apmd. I don't know how significant that is, but I have had to insert into rc.conf :
> apm_enable="NO"
> apmd_enable="NO"

ACPI replaced APM around 2000.  (I'm assuming you don't have a 11-year-old quad-core Phenom system, since AMD didn't make such processors until 2007 or 2008.)


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