Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:16 pm Post subject: my laptop switched itself off - why?
I use the Compaq nx9005 laptop. It should be called a frying pan as it gets very hot. Last night I was looking at one of my bash log in scripts and the thing just clicked and turned itself off! Never done that before. I was online at the time so my (paranoid) mind initially attributed this to some spotty little 12 year old in Thialand.
Has this happened to anyone else before?
Ozzy : Fedora Core One and WINdahs xp, dual booting
lappy : hewlet packard compaq nx9005 ( The frying pan)
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:17 pm Post subject:
Newer processors have the ability to shut the system down if they think they are over heating. They protect themselves from completely frying.
Perhaps it reached too high of a temperature and then shutdown.