derek at burdick.cc
Fri Apr 1 16:38:17 MST 2005
A CPU running hot will report through ACPI as well. I would imagine
once it became critical that the motherboard would shut itself down, or
atleast it should.
Ryan Erickson wrote:
>If the fan that was failing was 3-wire, it reports whether it's spinning
>to the motherboard, and if it's not spinning, maybe that causes some
>sort of ACPI message to go to the kernel, causing the shutdown.
>On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 11:00 -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
>>Stephen Smith wrote:
>>Well, I believe the problem was overheating protection kicking in. The
>>back fan on the computer was jammed and no longer spinning (and boy was
>>that fan hot). The fan's was connected to one of the motherboard's fan
>>power pins. I replaced that tinny fan, and I haven't had any reboot
>>I assume that this is just the CPU overheating protection that is listed
>>in the BIOS, but my assumption is that it would cause an immediate hard
>>power off. Why was I getting shutdown listings in the message log?
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