disk spinning continuously + cpu possibly overheating = sudden death

Manish Jain invalid.pointer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 11:10:54 UTC 2011

   Hi Chuck,
   I ran memtest86+ by loading it from the loader prompt. It completed
   Pass 1 with no errors in about 45 minutes. While I'll re-run
   memtest86+ for at least 2 passes tonight, I more suspect bad blocks in
   my ffs slice. So I am planning to install sysutils/smartmontools and
   run smartctl on /dev/ad8s2 (the ffs slice). Is there any port for
   monitoring system thermals, particularly CPU ?
   Manish Jain
   On 09-Jul-11 22:24, Chuck Swiger wrote:

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 und
er 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 :


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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