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Checking your computer's temp.

by kegizsftzp / July 18, 2006 1:06 PM PDT

I'm looking for a program that monitors your hard drive, cpu, and other computer components temperatures and alerts you if it is getting too hot. Are there any good programs I can download for this problem. (freeware
programs by the way.)

Thanks in advance.

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Motherboard Monitor...
by John.Wilkinson / July 18, 2006 1:29 PM PDT

My recommendation would be for Motherboard Monitor, which has high reviews overall despite its low rating on download.com. It will display your temps in the system try so they're just a glance away.

Hope this helps,
John

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Motherboard Monitor
by kegizsftzp / July 18, 2006 5:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Motherboard Monitor...

Motherboard Monitor didn't work but I did download PC Wizard and it showed that my cpu temp is at 101 degrees F and my Hard Drive temp at the same temp. Are these normal temps?

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To Confirm Temps Try This Free Program
by colindarby / July 18, 2006 10:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Motherboard Monitor

Temperature Monitoring FREE Program from Web Site

http://www.sofotex.com/SensorsView-download_L35415.html

The Free SensorsView Version [Free Ver. 1.2 Build 106] program monitors temperature of, CPU, motherboard, hard disks, voltages, and fan speeds. The program informs you about critical values of any parameters of your system (e.g. about overheating the processor or a stop of fans).

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101F isn't very hot for a CPU
by ramarc / July 19, 2006 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Motherboard Monitor
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No worries...
by John.Wilkinson / July 19, 2006 3:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Motherboard Monitor

The 'normal' range varies based on the processor in question, but in general 101F is low for a processor and normal for a hard drive.

John

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Speedfan's a good choice
by Oracle_360 / July 20, 2006 8:01 PM PDT
In reply to: No worries...

I second the recommendation of Speedfan. It gives you readout of your speeds and heat, and also has a handy diagnostic feature. It's a really small program, and it's worth keeping around.

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some additional info
by aqw8326 / July 21, 2006 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Motherboard Monitor...

Can I please have a KISS explination.
I have a program that moniters the temps, but it wants me to put in peramiters, I don't know what they are, or where to find them. so the programs you recomendended, do they know this automaticaly, and is there such a program

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Motherboard Monitor...
by John.Wilkinson / July 22, 2006 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: some additional info

Motherboard Monitor requires you to properly identify your motherboard in order to use the program. If you don't know the make/model of your motherboard you can use Everest (free) to find out...just look under Motherboard->Motherboard.

Everest itself, in fact, can tell you what the temps are, the speed of your fans, etc if you go Computer->Sensors, and requires NO input from you. However, unlike others, it doesn't display the information conveniently in the system tray...you have to launch Everest yourself to find out what the temps are.

Hope this helps,
John


P.S. What program is it that you have? That would tell us what those parameters are.

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Try this Freebie
by ghp / July 21, 2006 3:55 PM PDT

Hi,
I have found HDD Health to be an excellent program and its free.

It can be downloaded from www.panterasoft.com.

My computer generally runs at 33-35 degrees centigrade.

I hope this helps and good luck.

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Thank you!
by silversun91 / December 4, 2009 11:40 AM PST

I have tried various temp programs and speed fan has been the best by far, I highly recommend it.

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