Run OFW heat spreader test

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at
Tue Jan 24 06:03:56 EST 2012

On 24 January 2012 02:36, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 7:54 AM, Richard A. Smith <richard at> wrote:
>> Hmmm... Something else is the problem here.  You can't damage the processor
>> via thermal overload because it has an automatic clock back off.  If you
>> have motherboards that are failing its not due to a bad heat spreader.  At
>> worst all you would get would be hangs.
> Agreed with Richard -- Sridhar, if you are seeing permanent mb
> failures, let's get SNs of those motherboards into Reuben's hands for
> more in-depth diagnostics.

I've addressed this matter off-list.

We are thinking of forcing a heat spreader test based on the XO's
manufacturing date:


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