Burn Baby Burn - Trying to Max out the Temperature
Well, how do you make a 3.4Ghz computer sluggish? I have found out how to do this in an effort to measure run-time temperatures.
Mostly, I have been doing some moderate things and have seen temperatures (using mobmeter) that are between 41C and 58C. After the machince has been on for over three/four hours and using the tuner (and recording DVD Format to HDD) the temperatures are pretty much 57/58C.
Then, I saw GS's post regarding a "WTF" on the temperature that I reported. Here is what I found.
1). On low usage, the temperature can go up to 65C without the "High Speed" fans kicking in.
2). If the CPU and Video Card is aggrressively being used, the "High Speed" fans kickin at about 66C and stay on. After a few minutes the temperature cycles from 59/60C. I made a test and ran it a bit over one and 1/2 hours and the temperature was a stable 59/60C.
3). Here is what I ran for the test:
a). Windows Task Manager
b). 86 Popup Blocker
c). EzTrust Anti-Virus
e). Instant Messenger
f). Mobile Meter
g). Spyware Guard
h). DVD Copy Plus - DVD Decode/Recode to SVCR
i). BurnIt Test
And then just to make sure that the system was saturated, I added
k). Diskeeper - Defrag (set with "Highest Priority" setting)
l). Another 15
iterations of Burnit Test software. (some didn't complete all tests because of insufficient memory and duplicate file names for the HDD tests).
When all of these tasks were executing, the sytem was somewhat sluggish. Can't really see why?
Anyway, the CPU was "pegged" at 100% for both the physical and HT CPUs. The memory usage was about 2.5GB (I only have 1GB real memory).
During this "little test" the heat reported was never above 60C.
Now, when I shut down the test and go to just an active desk top (plus a web connection-Notebook Forums), the temperature has fallen to 41/42C degrees after a 3 minute wait - the fans shut off about a minute later (or are on ultra low mode). The room temperature is now 76F thanks to the test (was 72F before I started).
Temperature now at 49C - fan did a little "burst" and then cycled down. THe "burst" caused the temperature to fall to 46C. Unexpected, because the "burst" lasted about 2 secounds or less.Now that's hot -- not temperature wish, but performance wise.
I have been monitoring for another five minutes or so and the temperature is a constant 48C.