overheating laptop when running cpu emulator

Jake Maciejewski maciejej at msoe.edu
Mon Mar 27 10:34:06 PST 2006

Do you have the laptop resting on a flat surface? My University used
Compaq and HP laptops (I have an n800w), and the solution to overheating
that I always heard from fellow students was to not leave the laptop on
flat surfaces. They'd prop laptops up with all sorts of things like
erasers, triangular drafting scales, and folded paper.

Also, are those temperatures supposed to be Celsius? I'm nut sure about
Pentium Ms, but 100F wouldn't be hot for most modern CPUs.

On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 12:01 -0500, Joe Talbott wrote:
> Hi,
> My laptop (HP nc8000) overheats (85-100F) when running cpu simulators like bochs
> and simulavr.  I guess this is a hardware problem but wanted to rule
> out any misconfigurations on my part or software issues that may be
> related.  The laptop doesn't overheat during buildworlds though this
> isn't a constant CPU workout either.  Included is a copy of
> /var/run/dmesg.boot and my kernel config file.
> Thanks,
> Joe
Jake Maciejewski <maciejej at xxxxxxxx>

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