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Michael Senina
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CPU temperature monitoring software

Can anyone recommend a simple program that I can download to monitor my CPU temps? I tried downloading and running one from the Intel site but it said that I needed to have an intel mobo. I have a media center model: m7350n with 920 Pentium D processor.
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Tom Leavitt
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Michael:
Assuming you have sensors and/or a 'smart' motherboard, here are some temperature monitors:
http://pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,7309,00.asp
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=269
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Richard A. Marx
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http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Click on SpeedFan 4.28 where it says "The latest version is".
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Michael Senina
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Thanks guys for those links, but those don't support the motherboard on my HP because maybe it's brand new. The mobo is made by Asus but I guess it's a proprietary thing with HP because when I went to the Asus site I could not find the model# and info for the mobo. Any other suggestions? Btw, John the one you recommended was able to give me info on the mobo temps, gpu temps. but they didn't support that shareware any longer and said my mobo wasn't on their list.
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Eino V
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Hi Michael

This Everest is not a monitoring program, but you can see temperatures with it among other things. Choose computer - Sensor in the program.

http://www.lavalys.com/

Eino
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Cheryl G.
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Asus Probe:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/ASUS-PC-Probe.shtml
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Michael Senina
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Cheryl that asus probe didn't work, didn't recognize the bios/mobo. but thanks anyways
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Richard A. Marx
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I am surprised that SpeedFan does not work. I have it running on a P5LP-LE (Lithium UL8E) motherboard I am working on. Same series as the P5LP-LE (Emery UL8E) in your system. Only difference is the Raid feature is lacking on the Lithium.

What happens when you try to run SpeedFan?

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Rich S
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My personal favorite CPU monitor software is:


http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

and a great article to read about heat and the PC is:

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=12802724

or

http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/06.htm


Rich
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Ed Hart
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Charyl: that only works for stock Asus boards, none of the HP variants (I've tried)
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John Y
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Ed, it use to work in all my pre-PCI-x Asus boards,....they must have changed a sensor type, or something it doesn't like ?
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Eino V
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Rich
In the second link my firewall informs, that it tryes to use explorer as internet server.
Eino
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Cheryl G.
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Ed
Asus Probe works on a Pavilion A475C here,with Asus P4SD-LA,HP Oxford.
John Y. recommended it to me as one he used,as he says on pre PCI-E boards,though.
Sorry it didn't work for you,Michael.Nifty little monitor.
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Rich S
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That is why I put OR there. They are both the same article by Fred Langa, just 2 sources. He writes for a couple of computer magazines and he has his own prviate publication.

But both links lead to a similar if notthe same story.


Rich
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Michael Senina
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Richard speedfan did work for me, I will be putting in some Arctic Silver thermal paste on my CPU and I want to monitor how much it will lower my cpu temps by. I know though that according to arctic silver it takes about 200 hours before you realize it's benefits but I have read from others who had noticed a difference right away. I was also thinking about upgrading the fan/heatsink on the cpu to the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7. Does anyone know if that will fit in my case, since the mobo is micro ATX I'm afraid it might not because I have read that this thing is bigger than the stock cooler but I like this cooler because of the easy installation, it uses the stock bracket and you don't have to take out the mobo to install it.
Thanks again guys for all the info!!!
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Rich S
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As long as you are using the CPU fan that came with your system, you really should not need to over compensate. I added a simple exhaust fan to help circulate the air inside the case but you really should not need more than that. Monitor your CPU temp and compare them to normal operation specs per INTEL.
Then purchase a better fan if need be.

ref:

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/index.htm?iid=HPAGE+header_products_processors&

and

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentium_D/index.htm

It might take a little digging but the temp specs are on the INTEL site.


slot fan ref:

http://www.buy.com/retail/Product.asp?sku=10406101&SearchEngine=Become&Type=PE&Keyword=10406101&Cate...


Let su know how it is coming....

Rich
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Michael Senina
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Thanks Rich,
That fan you have on the link is an intake fan but you mentioned an exhaust fan, I already have a pci exhaust fan 2 slots under my graphics card, do you think that it would make more sense to put in an intake fan like the one on your link?
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Rich S
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No not at all ... I was looking for an exhaust fan.

Like I said, you don't really need to go overboard unless you are going to OC.
Just monitor the CPU temp and I think you will be surprised how cool it stays.


Rich
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Rich S
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This was the type of exhaust fan I was looking for. I purchased one for about $5 and it works great. It is very quite too. I placed it in between my video card and my CPU.


ref:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=39598&SRCCODE=WEBINK&CMP=...

or

http://www.buyextras.com/sysblowslotf.html


it only takes up one slot width.

After looking at my system, I wondered why in the heck the video card companies did not put the CPU chip of their video card on the opposite side. I have a AGP video card and there is a lot more room to breathe on the back side of the card away from other PCI devices. That would have been the ideal location for a chip/fan.


Rich



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