luther at debian.org
Mon May 22 23:32:43 EST 2000
On Sat, May 20, 2000 at 10:52:31PM -0700, David A. Gatwood wrote:
> On Sat, 20 May 2000, Sergio Brandano wrote:
> > I do not know why I am wasting time with this issue. Anyway, I have a
> > very different experience on cooling both cars and computers. All the
> > cars I happen to see do run the fan after shutdown (I can clearly
> > hear the quiet after shutdown, then the sound of the fan after a few
> > seconds). This is probably due to a different design for countries
> > with a warm weather, as you report otherwise. Concerning computers,
> > and Linux, it is running this OS that the situation improved, as far
> > as Intel processors are concerned. I can say that the cpus, before
> > the advent of the caged P-II, where so cold that I could safaly touch
not so long ago i fried a Pentium 200 because i forgot to connect the fan ...
and believe me, it was not cold when i touched it, ...
> > them. This was, again, using Linux. Using MS-Windows, instead, I
> > could *not* do the similar thing for sure. And I have been using
> > Intel processors for a long, long time. I have a very different
> > experience with PPC. I purchased my first one last summer, and it is
> > damn hot. How is that Linux does not help here? How is that PPC is
> > claimed to be cooler than Intel?
> Don't compare Apples and Oranges. You're comparing a Pentium II to a G3.
> A PII is somewhere near a PPC 604 in terms of speed. If you touch a 604
> heat sink, in my experience, it's luke warm even after running for several
> hundred days continuously under linux. Been there, done that.
Also it depends if your are using a tower or desktop casing, instead of a
laptop. The laptop is tiny, has no big cooling box and i think most heat of
your laptop comes from your harddisk, graphic chip, memory and DVD drive.
> For a fair comparison to the G3, you need to consider at least a Pentium
> III (at about half again faster clock speed ;-).
well, i think the pIII are less watt hungry, since they are done in a smaller
process. IBM is advertissing their G3 as using less than 6Watss, while PII
used more than 20/30 watts, not to compare with the fast athlons which use 50
watts and up. and since used watts are dissipated more or less into heat, ...
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