I built my first HTPC with the following specs:
Processor: Core i3 540 with stock heatsink/fan
Memory: PNY 2x2Gb MD4096KD3-1600-X8 RT
OS: Ubuntu 10.10
Eventually, the CPU fan ramps up to full speed and stays at that speed until I shutdown.
Is this normal behavior? Could the system not be properly monitoring CPU/Motherboard temperatures and correctly regulating fan speed? How do I go about determining if this is normal behavior or if I have a problem?
Thanks in advance for any help.