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« on: September 05, 2006, 11:24:57 AM »

I am running Beta 3 on both operating systems.  Have noticed that the processors on both systems (both Dual-core Intel) really heat up when processing a lot of files in LR. I have a monitor on my PC processor board which "warns" that I am beyond the allowable heat limits of the board.  Anyone else have this happening?  Thanks,  Jack
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 11:46:02 AM »

If your computers are over-heating then that would be a problem with the computers and not LR.

What temperature specifically is either system running at when you get the warning?
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 12:39:02 PM »

I had the same problem, although not just with LR...amy processor intensive activity that persisted for a while would take the CPU up in to territory that the Intel active monitor disliked.

The solution was to install a better CPU cooling fan.  Have a look here.  Check out the CNPS9500 AT.  Takes about 10 minutes to install... the best $65 I have spent in a while.


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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 02:15:12 PM »

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I am running Beta 3 on both operating systems.  Have noticed that the processors on both systems (both Dual-core Intel) really heat up when processing a lot of files in LR. I have a monitor on my PC processor board which "warns" that I am beyond the allowable heat limits of the board.  Anyone else have this happening?  Thanks,  Jack
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 02:22:40 PM »

Jeff:  Processor in PC is around 153-155F when the warning comes up.  I don't believe I am able to check exact temp on my MacBook Pro but know it runs awfully hot!  Suggestions?  Thanks.  Jack
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2006, 05:59:24 PM »

Your MacBook is going to run hot just because it is a system that runs hot. All notebooks these days do whether they are from Apple, Dell or anyone else. 180 deg. Fahrenheit is to be expected.

Desktops however can run cooler since they have room for better cooling systems. However, if it is reaching 155F (which is 68 Celsius) under load I wouldn't be worried about it. While it could be better it isn't going to be the end of your system. Not by a long shot. My PowerMac for example regularly runs at 66-69C at idle. A typical, well-cooled system typically runs between 60-65C idle.

Most OEM computers go a bit weak on the cooling system in order to cut back on noise and costs. If you want your system to run cooler, then look into after-market CPU coolers. You can net some very good units from Zalman, CoolerMaster, Thermaltake etc. for about $40. The coper-finned-heatpiped Zalman's are very good.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2006, 06:19:48 PM »

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Your MacBook is going to run hot just because it is a system that runs hot. All notebooks these days do whether they are from Apple, Dell or anyone else. 180 deg. Fahrenheit is to be expected.

Desktops however can run cooler since they have room for better cooling systems. However, if it is reaching 155F (which is 68 Celsius) under load I wouldn't be worried about it. While it could be better it isn't going to be the end of your system. Not by a long shot. My PowerMac for example regularly runs at 66-69C at idle. A typical, well-cooled system typically runs between 60-65C idle.

Most OEM computers go a bit weak on the cooling system in order to cut back on noise and costs. If you want your system to run cooler, then look into after-market CPU coolers. You can net some very good units from Zalman, CoolerMaster, Thermaltake etc. for about $40. The coper-finned-heatpiped Zalman's are very good.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2006, 06:25:16 PM »

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thanks, Dan.  Running custom built "Power PC" and will probably go the fan replacement route.  Have already looked into the Zalman.  Appreciate your expertise.

Regards,  Jack
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006, 01:07:59 PM »

Beta 4 does not "heat up" my CPU like Beta 3.  Yay for that!  

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 02:39:55 PM »

One thing that can make a big diff on even stock systems is simply using a good thermal compond between the CPU(s) and heatsink(s) rather than the cheap compound or pad installed stock.  A $10 tube of Arctic Silver from your local computer related store will often drop temps by 10%+.

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2006, 03:49:05 PM »

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One thing that can make a big diff on even stock systems is simply using a good thermal compond between the CPU(s) and heatsink(s) rather than the cheap compound or pad installed stock.  A $10 tube of Arctic Silver from your local computer related store will often drop temps by 10%+.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2006, 03:52:30 PM »

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One thing that can make a big diff on even stock systems is simply using a good thermal compond between the CPU(s) and heatsink(s) rather than the cheap compound or pad installed stock.  A $10 tube of Arctic Silver from your local computer related store will often drop temps by 10%+.
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Thanks.  I did just that while still in Beta 3, cleaning off the compound according to Artic Silver instructions then applying the amount they suiggested.  It did improve things somewhat with Beta 3 but really notice a difference with 4.
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2006, 04:27:46 PM »

Then it just means your system was not properly designed from the factory.

Don't hit the quote button and then make a new post, put it all in one if you are going to use it, BTW.
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