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Evil20071


Joined: 07 Jun 2008
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Location: Piedmont, SC,.United States

PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 20:58    Post subject:  New project PC
Subject description: Frankenstine Compaq Presario SR1703WM merged with Compaq Presario SR1320NX
 

Ok. First, here's the background. My mother had the SR1320NX. It's FSB heatsink came off (bracket pin that the lock bar connected to came unsoldered) and she ran it until it overheated and the capacitors all popped. I think it may have gotten hit by lightening, too, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I was given the SR1703WM for fixing another computer. These are basically the same PC, only the older 1320 had all the bells and whistles (SD Card reader, front audio, front USB/Firewire, DVD-RW) while the 1703 didn't. SO, since all those lovely peripherals were compatible, I hooked them all up to the 1703. Here's the problem I'm now having. (This is in both Windows, and Puppy, by the way, with and without peripherals.)

When under normal operating conditions, (like me writing this right now), the fan on the heatsink is at full steam ahead, running full speed, with basically NO load whatsoever on the CPU. I've also noticed that in the BIOS, the Thermal Monitoring shows it running at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, which I know is a load of bologna. I've checked for a BIOS update, and there's not one that I can find. I'm running the most current one available, from what I can tell.

I've attached the hardinfo report from Puppy to this post.

Puppy 5.3.3 Slacko Full Install

Questions to ponder:
1) What's causing the fan issue?

2) Is there a way to bypass the thermal monitoring in the BIOS without flashing a custom BIOS?

3) If not for 2, suggestions for a BIOS replacement? Possibly from another model from Compaq that was similarly equipped, like the 1320?

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rokytnji


Joined: 20 Jan 2009
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Location: Pecos/ Texas

PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 22:31    Post subject:  

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Questions to ponder:
1) What's causing the fan issue?


Just changing peripherals should not be affecting that. Are you sure

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Anyway, I was given the SR1703WM for fixing another computer.


That the unit cpu fan was ok before giving it to you before you made the changes?
Sounds like temp sensors are screwed to me from you saying

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Monitoring shows it running at 20 degrees Fahrenheit


which would also make the cpu fan go crazy. I am out of my league though here so take my post with a grain of salt.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 22:36    Post subject:  

Actually, I received the computer as Windows had crashed and the person who had it had gotten it from work as a freebie so they were willing to part with it in exchange for me updating another computer from Vista to 7. Took no time to get the thing running puppy.

I agree with your assumption on the temp sensors. Though, I've got no way to realistically check that. I do have another heatsink and fan, but I doubt that's going to be the issue. Since the computer runs fine as is, I think I'll just ignore the loud for now and enjoy having the free PC. I'm going to be putting Windows on the second hard drive since I have to have it for some things in school, but other than that, it's going to be a Puppy box. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep 2012, 16:35    Post subject:  

I run inxi in all my Puppy installs. To get it working like I want in MacPup 529 I installed some sensor applications. I posted about it here. I don't know if those sensor applications I used will be of any good to you or even work in SlackO

But one of my uploaded screenshots shows what extra stuff I installed to get sensors reporting right in inxi.



Code:
sh-3.00# inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: puppypc293 Kernel: 3.2.18 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
           Desktop: Enlightenment 0.16.999.71440 Distro: macpup Linux
Linux 3.2.18 [i686 arch]
Machine:   System: IBM product: 679421U
           Mobo: IBM model: IBM Bios: IBM version: 20KT46AUS date: 06/04/2004
CPU:       Single core (Intel Pentium 4 CPU,1794.001,256 KB,fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm up pebs bts,3589.50,intel) (-UP-) cache: unknown  flags: (-) bmips: Not Available clocked at  MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.org: 1.11.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 1840 bus-ID: 00:1f.5
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller driver: e100 ver: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:08.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter usb-ID: 0bda:8189
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: (100.1GB,2.2% used) () 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_SV6003H size: 60.1GB temp: 0C
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: IC35L040AVVA07 size: 40.0GB temp: 29C
Partition: ID: swap-1 size: 0.81GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap ID: swap-2 size: 1.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 65 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 204.5/1136.1MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.17
sh-3.00#


http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=647978#647978

Like you. I get free computers once in a while for my efforts. Last one was a
Emachine 3507 that I run as a media center in my motorcycle shop.

http://antix.freeforums.org/adventures-with-free-emachine-model-w3507-t3209.html

Freebie computers are the best. Very Happy Like this quad booter dual ide hard drive IBM M41 I am posting from.

Code:
sh-3.00# blkid
/dev/loop1: UUID="65445ce6-2249-4545-8309-8231fae38781" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="/" UUID="009157e5-dcf1-465a-ae33-6fb9cf5c3b38" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda2: UUID="821d569d-6095-407e-bbde-8c77f5ab2e5e" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda3: UUID="e96a4a27-7e05-4c3c-bba5-7f10e507578f" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="5e6d4bb9-198e-4a6d-a39e-0d6451e8a949" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="9c06fd44-1273-469e-a2e7-371defd9a220" TYPE="ext3"
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