advice before I fry myself

By thenamesbond
Mar 24, 2003
  1. carloszs

    carloszs TS Rookie

    Cooling software for Linux

    hey guys, the thing is that i have windows XP and Linux, in Windows i got a software called Cooler XP and it really lowers the CPU temperature a great deal, but in Linux i dont have anything like it. so i was wondering if any of you know a software like this for Linux (red hat 8.0)
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Here is an extract taken from ...
    This seems to imply that you don't require a software cooler, and merely need to enable all the power saving features of your OS to cool your cpu.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    HLT instruction can be added to APM when configuring the kernel, at least. I'm not sure about ACPI, maybe it has it too. If you can monitor your CPU temperature in Linux, you'll notice if it's working or not.
  4. richie7000

    richie7000 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    best to be safe than sorry"DO NOT OPEN PSU UNITS VERY DANGEROUS"......

    sounds like u can afford a brand new psu"us real technicians dont bother with that minor stuff and usually get a new 1 for $15-$20us
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hey richie..

    Did you look at the thread's date? 2003 lol :haha:

    I shouldn't say anything, because that happens to me very often :blush:
  6. richie7000

    richie7000 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    will keep in mind thanks buddy.
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