On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 03:08:15PM +0000, Donncha O Caoimh came forth with:
> I had the same problem with an old P200.. It would restart for no
> reason. Fixed the problem by adding a fan to the top of the CPU.
>> It's widely reported that Linux "runs cooler" than Windows. There's an
> idle loop that Windows always executes while waiting for input or when
> it's not doing anything. An idle Linux box is simply idle, so the CPU
> gets a chance to cool down after that frantic game of Quake3..
>It's more because Windows 9x runs NOOP (IIRC) during the idle loop, so the
idle loop is actually doing something. Windows 2000/NT and Linux run HLT,
which lets the processor idle correctly..
My KT7A was playing silly buggers with me until last night, when I shuffled
all the PCI cards around, and made sure that as little was sharing with as
little else. In my case, I could transfer about 5M over the network
connection, and then it would just stop.
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