Temperature monitor

Khayman

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#1
I'm looking for a nice simple cpu temperature monitor (not MBM) that sits in the tray of background and pops up if it reaches a set level

anyone know of one?
 

Khayman

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Its just too big and annoying and takes too much setup and....it smells :)
 

mnfesq

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If you have an Athlon processor, I would recommend a small free app called VCool. It will both cool your cpu and allow you to monitor both your cpu temp, system temp and fan speeds. I use it on all computers with Athlon processors and it is a real gem.
 

Sazar

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what mobo do you have khayman? ie manufacturer...

the big boys like asus/msi and the like usually have a little software thinger that gives you temps monitored and its easy to configure for warnings and the like @ temp thresholds...
 

dreamliner77

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Does anyone know how to make SpeedFan keep it's settings on reboot. I've added it to my startup folder, but it still resets to 100% fan speed on reboot.
 

cpugeniusmv

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dreamliner77 said:
Does anyone know how to make SpeedFan keep it's settings on reboot. I've added it to my startup folder, but it still resets to 100% fan speed on reboot.
it did the same for me...the help file has a really good explanation on setting it up.

the main things you need to configure are:

put a check in "Automatic Fan speed"

then, in the Configure button...

click the plus signs next to the temperatures and uncheck all of the boxes, then recheck the fans that are associated with each temperature. if one of the temperatures has no fans associated with it, or you want to manually control it...uncheck all the boxes.

in the fan tab, uncheck any fan ports that aren't in use.

same for the speed tab.

you can rename all of the temperatures and fans to make them easier to work with...the hard part is figuring out which one is which :)

for that, i go in the BIOS and see what it says, then i go back to windows and see which temps/fan speeds are the closest.
 

dreamliner77

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Ok I really liked speed fan on surface, but it royally f'ed with my system. Overwrote a system file, had to restore from recovery console, has not been a fun evening :(
 

cpugeniusmv

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dreamliner77 said:
Ok I really liked speed fan on surface, but it royally f'ed with my system. Overwrote a system file, had to restore from recovery console, has not been a fun evening :(
overwrote a system file?

how on earth did it (you?) manage that? which file?
 

dreamliner77

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something in windows/system32/config

but I can't find the piece of paper I had it written down on right now.


Time For and install tomorrow, this one is dead.


I shouldn't outright blame the SpeedFan. After digging around a playing a bit, I found that something is messed. As I lowered fan speed, the temps actually went down. I think the sensors are messed or something. I think what happened is that I actually overheated and locked up because of that.
 

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