Re: VIA IDE problems related to heat?

From: Michael B. Trausch (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 01:52:54 EST

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, John R Lenton wrote:
> I'm looking for confirmations on any kind of correlation between
> the problems people have been having with the assorted VIA IDE
> chipsets and possible overheating of said chipsets.

I used to have problems with my motherboard in nearly all operating
systems if I let the system overheat. I don't know the exact temprature,
but some of the chips were hot enough to literally burn me when I touched
them. I run with an open case in a 40 degree room now, with minor
circulation of air around the computer and I haven't had the problem ever
since. I turn the PC off on days when the room temperature exceeds 80
degrees, becuase that's it's primary time to overheat.

        - Mike

Michael B. Trausch
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