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August 3, 2009

Overheating Shutdowns

Filed under: System Administration — Cranky Sysadmin @ 11:13 am

My laptop recently started shutting down due to overheating. This would occur only when I play Oblivion (under wine). At first, I thought it was due to an upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04. It may still be related, but after much tweaking and forum searching, I finally opened up my laptop and cleaned all of the fans. That seems to have resolved the issue. According to my thermal monitor, the laptop runs about 10 to 15 degrees (Celsius) cooler then before the operation.

What’s the moral of the story? Do the obvious thing first instead of last.

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