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I have an older desktop computer I don't use much anymore except for testing distro's, and (I think) it overheated and shut down. Blew out the dust, found a fan ...
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- 11-16-2012 #1
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- 11-16-2012 #2
I would install lm-sensors:
"sudo apt-get install lm-sensors"
Run the detector:
"sensors-detect", answer yes appropriately.
Run the program:
This will give terminal output of temps and voltages. Certainly see if the psu is old and crapping out.
All this is assuming, of course, that the older mobo etc has actual sensors built into it!
Hope this helps
- 11-18-2012 #3
Thank you reg, I'll try that when I have time to mess with it again.Registered Linux user #526930
- 11-21-2012 #4
Turns out sensors was already included in the distro, I just had to start it. Unfortunately it only gave me temps, not electrical info on the PS. Temps just before shut down were 60 C/104F, so it's not an overheat problem. I guess unless I can figure out how to check the PS easily, I'll put this unit in my "Someday I'll rebuild it with more up to date components " pile. Of course I still have my 286, 386, 486, 133, and 4 or 5 others in that pile. It's getting pretty big and the wife is starting to complain.Registered Linux user #526930
- 11-22-2012 #5
Oh well, kinda sad. But those piles of bits make good.... ummm... I was trying to think of things they'd be good for, and I can't think of any
- 11-22-2012 #6
Well they'd be great for building a frankenputerWhat do we want?
When do we want 'em?
Doesn't really matter does it!?
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- 12-04-2012 #7
Solved. I was given a "dead" computer (HD failed, PSU good) so I pulled the PSU and set it on the table next to my shuttle and hooked it up to the mother board. It ran for over an hour with no shutting down, so I will call this solved, a bad PSU. Now to gut the free computer, put the PSU back in it, and move my shutttle MB etc. to the new franken puter.Registered Linux user #526930