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Date:      Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:02:26 +0100
From:      Frank Leonhardt <>
Subject:   Re: AMD Phenom II X4 temperature issues  (was Re: hardware monitor)
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On 05/08/2013 06:05, Gary Aitken wrote:
> On 08/04/13 21:39, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> This suggests it's not the ACPI in FreeBSD shutting you down, but
> something on the motherboard.
> That was my guess as well.
<big snip>

As it's probably not FreeBSD you're now asking on the wrong list, and 
other than cooling advice you're not going to get much (unless there are 
any closet over-clockers hereabouts). Personally I favour filling the 
whole case with a pumped fluorocarbon like FC-77 and using a heat 
exchanger to take the heat away in water to use in a fountain in my 
hallway ;-)

The one sensible suggestion no one has made is to check if a BIOS 
upgrade doesn't fix it. As to getting FreeBSD to manage it instead of 
the BIOS: Unfortunately not all chipsets and motherboards are supported. 
If you want to add support yourself see:


If you want to get some idea of what you're up against see:


I've thought about it a few times but real work always got in the way.

Regards, Frank.

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