I just came accross this Post that read like this:
Please “SHARE” this to everyone you know, you might save one’s lifeA couple lost their 25 year old son in a fire at home on June 4th. The son who had graduated with MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison two weeks earlier had come home for a while. He had lunch with his dad at home and decided to go back to clean up his hostel room. His father told him to wait, to meet his mother, before he went back for a few days. He decided to take a nap while waiting for his mom to come back home from work. Some time later their neighbors called 911 when they saw black smoke coming out of the house.
Unfortunately, the 25 years old died in the three year old house. It took several days of investigation to find out the cause of the fire. It was determined that the fire was caused by the laptop resting on the bed. When the laptop was on the bed cooling fan did not get the air to cool the computer and that is what caused the fire. He did not even wake up to get out of the bed because he died of breathing in carbon monoxide.
The reason I am writing this to all of you is that I have seen many of us using the laptop while in bed. Let us all decide and make it a practice not to do that. The risk is real. Let us make it a rule not to use the laptop on bed with blankets and pillows around. Please educate as many people as you can.
“Please pass to everyone you know, you might save one’s life”
This is incredible how people end up believing such fluff and as a last resort share them… that too it goes Viral… Why do you guys think engineers are a bunch of bone heads?… for around 10 years I have been seeing that processors are equipped with a sensor called “the thermometer”… and that keeps an eye on the rising temperature…
did you ever wonder why your laptop/desktop heat sink fan changed speeds?… that’s because of this sensor, as the temperature goes up the speed of the fan too… else it slows down… it saves power… ironically your computer would not start or shut down if this sensor does not respond or it is responding data higher than the threshold value… Check your BIOS you will find it somewhere…
Still if you wanna be paranoid… download a small utility called “CoreTemp” it will not only maintain your CPU’s Temperature but will also interrupt and hibernate if the value is near to the value you set. You can’t even a burn your finger the right way at 90 C.
Lastly… the image is shown is wrong because if it would have been burnt because if the CPU… then…. in the first case the there would have been a melted CPU which would shut down the computer eventually… even if we believe it happened then… the whole would have been near the hinges as designers are aware of this fact and keep the heat sink fan at the free edges…
Hope This Thought Helps You Guys