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Profile Daniel Headrick
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Message 237241 - Posted: 25 Jan 2006, 4:16:37 UTC
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After running a project on BOINC, approximately 30 minutes, my CPU fan goes into high gear, and I'm wondering if this is a bad thing, that it might hurt my PC.

FYI: My PC is HP M490N, 3.4GHz, 1G RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Pentium 4 HT.

My BOINC Disk Usage Settings:
Use no more than 150GB disk space
Leave at least 50GB disk space free
Use no more than 25% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Use no more than 50% of total virtual memory.

I'm unsure about my BOINC Disk Usage Settings, so any suggestions, especially ones that result in my CPU fan staying in low gear, would be much appreciated.
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Message 237304 - Posted: 25 Jan 2006, 5:48:40 UTC

When BOINC is running it puts the CPU under maximum load, causing an increase in core temperature. On my duel Xeon server the core temps go from around 34 to over 50 degrees C. Assuming your cooling is adequate you shouldn't have a problem. The fan running faster is simply your computer trying to dissipate the heat faster. Unless the CPU is reaching around 80 degrees, or your system is crashing, your fine!
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Message 241911 - Posted: 4 Feb 2006, 1:26:34 UTC - in response to Message 237304.

When BOINC is running it puts the CPU under maximum load, causing an increase in core temperature. On my duel Xeon server the core temps go from around 34 to over 50 degrees C. Assuming your cooling is adequate you shouldn't have a problem. The fan running faster is simply your computer trying to dissipate the heat faster. Unless the CPU is reaching around 80 degrees, or your system is crashing, your fine!


I'm assuming you meant 80deg C
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