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Old 2004-02-17, 18:31   #1
Feb 2004

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Question Power Management settings

One of my computers is enclosed in the cabinet. Before I installed Prime95 I had Power Mgmt power down monitor after 15 min and hard drive after 20min to keep things cool. Since Prime95 I set Hard drive not to power down at all because I thought that was necessary for Prime95 to run 24/7. Now CPU temps go well over 60C with the door closed. No errors yet but I live in the desert and summer is coming. Can I power down the hard drive and increase the time in between writes to the disk safely? Would 12 hours be too long? Would this impact the time that Prime is running or its performance? Please, advise and if necessary expand the answer to any other issues with this if I didn't foresee them. Thank you all very much.
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