Here's my issue with the trip points being set to turn the fans on for the first time at 65* C. The processor is rated for 69* C as it's thermal threshold. Why would any programmer turn the fan on at 65* C for the first time ? I have a Dell C400 (P3 733 Mhz), it shuts itself down without overriding the trip points in Ubuntu. The heat builds up and damages memory, battery, video, motherboard and hdd, at the very least shortening any component's useful life. OS X had this same overheating issue with Powerbooks and these were brand new Powerbooks. No dust in the fan or air passageways ! I know, I had one and Apple updated OS X to start running the fan(s) at 47* C. I think Ubuntu and other Linux distros should follow suit. I'd rather hear my fan go off and run to keep my notebook cool, rather than shutdown for doing nothing more than surfing the internet. I found my notebook ran best around a 50* C trip point for fan activity and battery life. I wouldn't run a desktop at 60+* C and I don't like the idea of running a notebook at that. If the ACPI or power throttling is not supported, at least allow some sort of relief ?
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