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SubjectRe: Update on e1000 troubles (over-heating!)
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 07:20:04PM -0700, Feldman, Scott wrote:
> > Here is the lspci information, both -x and -vv. This is with
> > two of the e1000 single-port NICS side-by-side. I have also
> > strapped a P-IV CPU fan on top of the two cards to blow some
> > air over them....running tests now to see if that actually
> > helps anything. If it does, I'll be sure to send you a picture :)
> Ben, I checked the datasheet for the part shown in the lspci dump, and it
> shows an operating temperature of 0-55 degrees C. You said you measured 50
> degrees C, so you're within the safe range. Did the fans help?

The thermometer he used likely showed a much lower temperature than what was
actually on the die. 5-10 C more are not unlikely. It's hard to measure chip
temperatures accurately without an on die thermal diode or special kit.
So I would expect that when an external normal thermometer showed 50C
it was already operating out of spec.

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