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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] P4/Xeon Thermal LVT support
On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > How can't it be critical? Your system is overheating. It is about to
> > fail -- depending on the configuration, it'll either crash or be shut down
>
> Neither. It will drop to a much lower clock speed. You can set it to overheat
> and blow up but thats a mostly undocumented mtrr 8) The default behaviour is
> to throttle back hard

Depending on the reason of an overheat condition this may circumvent the
problem or not. As I already stated you may have fire in the room (and
not all computer rooms seem to have automatic extinguishing systems).
Hardware failures are not to be treated lightly.

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