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Ninjabear
09-10-2005, 03:29 PM
Would anybody know of a good free program that tells you the temperature of the computer?

What should be the normal ideal temperature for a pc?

Speedy Gonzales
09-10-2005, 03:32 PM
Whats the motherboard? If its an ASUS, there's AI something on their dl site.

Shortcircuit
09-10-2005, 03:33 PM
Depends what CPU etc you're using, my AMD 64 doesn't get over 30 degrees (apparently anything over 85 is hot!!!)

I downloaded a prog (freeware) called PC mechanic 2005 which gives you all sorts of info including CPU temp, motherboard temp and power supply temp. Easy to set up and use too.

You can download it from PCworld.com (note- that's NOT PCWorldNZ)

pheonix
09-10-2005, 03:43 PM
A couple I have used... Speedfan (http://www.majorgeeks.com/download337.html) and Motherboard monitor (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/mbm.html) which use the motherboard sensors to give you readouts.

gibler
09-10-2005, 03:43 PM
It has stopped being developed now but mbm (http://mbm.livewiredev.com/) was good.

STi
09-10-2005, 05:11 PM
your motherboard might have come with some sort of temperture sensing software. My Gigabyte motherboards come with EasyTune. Sis sandra Lite can also display your pc's temperature.

My CPU's normal temperature is 20c, with heavy gaming it gets upto about 29c.

Jen
09-10-2005, 05:15 PM
Unless you have calibrated sensors correctly placed, take any reading reported by a program with a grain of salt (sometimes a very large grain of salt).


My CPU's normal temperature is 20c, with heavy gaming it gets upto about 29c.What is your ambient room and motherboard temperature with that reading?

Tony
09-10-2005, 05:50 PM
Unless you have calibrated sensors correctly placed, take any reading reported by a program with a grain of salt (sometimes a very large grain of salt).According to SiSoft Sandra, my motherboard temperature is 229.5 degrees C - I don't think so...
:illogical

Ninjabear
09-10-2005, 06:42 PM
Im running a terminator 2 case not sure the motherboard though.its an asus motherboard .

Speedfan says i am at 43 degrees.Is it bad?

Speedy Gonzales
09-10-2005, 07:15 PM
43 isnt too bad for 3.0 ghz... Its reasonable.

Try AI booster from the ASUS site... It the mobo supports it.

Shortcircuit
09-10-2005, 07:18 PM
From what I know of P4s 42 degrees is ok and nothing to stress about (they do run hotter than AMDs). having said that I've never had a pentium, so someone else who has one might know better.

tweak'e
09-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Speedfan says i am at 43 degrees.Is it bad?

is that cpu temp or motherboard/case temp?

these days motherboard/case temp is generally the more important and commanly neglected.

STi
09-10-2005, 08:19 PM
Unless you have calibrated sensors correctly placed, take any reading reported by a program with a grain of salt (sometimes a very large grain of salt).

What is your ambient room and motherboard temperature with that reading?

Both EasyTune and Sandra shows cpu temperature to be 20c (i do not have any sensors placed in motherboard). Motherboard temp is 25c. Not too sure about exact room temp, my guess is about 18c.

Ninjabear
09-10-2005, 09:52 PM
is that cpu temp or motherboard/case temp?

these days motherboard/case temp is generally the more important and commanly neglected.


I think its harddrive temp because it says SeagateSt380011A temperate 42 degrees

Jen
09-10-2005, 09:59 PM
Both EasyTune and Sandra shows cpu temperature to be 20c (i do not have any sensors placed in motherboard). Motherboard temp is 25c. Not too sure about exact room temp, my guess is about 18c.If your motherboard temperature is 25 deg C, it is rather unlikely your CPU is 20 deg C unless you have some rather fancy cooling happening ;)

tweak'e
09-10-2005, 10:47 PM
If your motherboard temperature is 25 deg C, it is rather unlikely your CPU is 20 deg C unless you have some rather fancy cooling happening ;)
most likly the prog is reading a non-existing sensor or a very incorrect sensor which is fairly comman.