[SATLUG] I/O Questions
chuck at tetlow.net
Mon Jul 25 01:09:08 CDT 2005
MAN! Don't you hate those! You look in the system and see three years
worth of dust and want to ask them "HAVEN'T YOU EVER HEARD OF A
Especially those computers that belong to smokers!!! I'm so sick of
getting tar slime all over my hands and having it stink up my office for
days. I've got to build a separate workbench area with
monitor/keyboard/mouse cables running into my office (of course, with
separate air systems).
KEEP THOSE FANS CLEAN PEOPLE......
On Sun, 2005-07-24 at 22:40, Eli wrote:
> Co-incidentally, I think I may know the reason for the slowness. It
> seems that I'm having a heat issue. I'm getting errors in the syslog
> mentioning an overheating of the processor, and that it's throttling
> down the process to let it cool off. Seems to happen when I hit the
> drive real hard like when I load up my inbox with 15000+ mail messages
> and pine or horde/imp starts hitting it hard. Going to get a better
> cpu fan on payday and see if that will cure the problem.
Sort of reminds me of the time I had puzzling errors when trying to
install an OS to an ornery system. I couldn't figure it out for a little
while till I realized that the cpu heatsink was stuffed to the gills with
I was getting file copy errors, and when I cleaned out the heatsink, the
errors went away, and everything ran great!
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