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Default TOO HOT TO QUIT!!! - 05-03-2009, 12:50 AM

HELLO everyone, hope all being well,
OK JUST TO GET YOUR OPINION AND PERHAPS YOUR HELP
I purchased a dell mini 9 and i must say its definitely a cool little joe but there is one thing i must say i,m concerned about and that is OVERHEATING, Some times i have to seize a session for a half hour and turn it side ways up just so it can cool off. Well to my dell family I would like to know 2 things
1.what is your technique (if any) do you use to keep your mini-u under the radar (room temperature)
2. Can my mini-me overheat? ops:
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Default Re: TOO HOT TO QUIT!!! - 05-03-2009, 01:23 AM

If you're worried about overheating, I suggest you check the CPU's temperature. And from your other posts, it seems that your Mini 9 is running the Ubuntu operating system.

In Ubuntu, the easiest way to check the CPU's temperature is to open a terminal (under Main Menu > Accessories), then type the following and hit enter:
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cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ01/temperature
"cat" is a program to crudely display the contents of a file, and "/proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ01/temperature" is the name of a fake file that the OS stores the current temperature in.

Anyways, the output should look like this: "temperature: 52 C".

As for the reading, 60 degrees Celsius or less is perfectly normal. 70 degrees would be hot, but not unheard of. 80 degrees would be worrisome.


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Default Re: TOO HOT TO QUIT!!! - 05-03-2009, 02:00 AM

Actually on the Intel notebook and netbook processors they can actually run quite a bit hotter than the desktop series without damaging the processors. Not saying it is good to push the limits, but even 80 degrees Celsius will not damage the procs. Although I would not push it myself. I have not seen mine go above 70 degrees even in extreme conditions.


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Default Re: TOO HOT TO QUIT!!! - 05-03-2009, 03:36 PM

yep i,m running Ubuntu, OK i went thru accessories>terminal, when it opens is it suppose to be blank page and if not what do i do, do i open a new profile? thanx
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Default Re: TOO HOT TO QUIT!!! - 05-03-2009, 03:58 PM

When you start the terminal program, you get a prompt like the following, right?
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curlee357@dellmini9:~$
Enter the "cat" command that I mentioned above at this prompt.


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