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Mon Sep 7 02:22:32 UTC 2009
David Tilbrook wrote:
> My thinkpad, which is running RedHat, had been shutting down
> due to overheating.
> As such I'd like to monitor the temperature to determine what
> might be causing the overheating.
> Does anyone know of a way to determine the current CPU temperature?
> -- dt
Adding to and expanding on Hugh's advice;
Dust can block the exhaust fan or the CPU fan could have failed. Every
Thinkpad has a service and parts manual available on the download page
that has detailed tear-down instructions. This will help you
tremendously when it comes to clearing the fan and/or replacing it.
If you have support in the hardware, install 'acpi' and then run 'acpi
-t'. That will show you the temperature on the CPU (and other thermal
sensors). From there, it should be a pretty easy task to hack up a
script to parse it's output periodically and record the temperature to a
Let us know exactly what make/model you have for more help.
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