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Best utilities program for temperature monitoring

by hanselthecaretaker / January 27, 2008 8:22 AM PST

I have Intel Desktop Utilities running right now which came with my motherboard (D975XBX2) but was wondering if there are any that monitor temperatures for northbridge/southbridge/graphics card zones. I do some PC gaming and wanted to know what the best option would be for extra cooling. Newegg has a good slot case cooler-

would that be enough? My CPU temp and RAM temps are <40 C under normal operating load, but want to know what my graphics temp is, and if necessary, north/south bridges.

Thanks for any info.

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I Recommend:
by snufflepuff57 / January 27, 2008 8:39 AM PST
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I downloaded it
by hanselthecaretaker / January 27, 2008 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: I Recommend:

but my MB isn't in the list of supported ones.

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Try PC Wizard 2008
by VAPCMD / January 27, 2008 10:22 AM PST

Click on the processor icon and then minimize the should place the CPU Speed and Temps in the upper right hand corner of the monitor.


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PC Wizard 08
by hanselthecaretaker / January 28, 2008 9:21 AM PST
In reply to: Try PC Wizard 2008

I installed it and I'm using that now instead of Intel Desktop Utilities. I don't think the two can coexist because once I installed PC Wizard I couldn't access my temperature readings on the Intel one.

I was just going to say I wasn't seeing my temp readings in the corner of my screen but they just showed up, as well as the PC Wizard icon in my taskbar.

This is great, thanks. Grin

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I use this one
by Dango517 / February 1, 2008 2:38 PM PST


I've been using this software for sometime and find it very useful when doing anti-virus and Malware scans. These tend to heat up the CPU and by running this program I can cool it down and get the scans done quickly.

This is also good troubleshooting software if you think overheating is a problem on your PC.

I do not use its "clock" tab feature. This feature need an automatic motherboard detection method and until it does I will not risk my PC to run it.

Still very good software for the purposed I described above. I would recommend it. I am not affiliated with this company in anyway, other then I run there software. This is not an ad.

Good fan monitoring software is hard to find but necessary.

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We can't trust the software at times so we use this (link)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2008 3:34 AM PST
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