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System check

by Teezer / October 24, 2008 7:22 PM PDT

Ok ill try to explain what it is im looking for at the best of my abilities :). Im trying to find some software that checks the computers hardware for example cpu fan speeds, cpu temperture, graphics temperture, that sort of thing. Im a bit worried my computer may be running hot but i dont have anything to check it with, im looking for the best thing that will show me all that is going on in my comp as it was an expensive piece of kit when i bought it and i dont want it dieing on me.

Does anyone know of any software like this that will tell me everything it doesnt have to be free.

thanks

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What I discovered was...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2008 10:52 PM PDT
In reply to: System check

That you would get different numbers from each program. Just like the man with two watches was never sure what time it was, I think the real answer is to do your yearly machine cleaning and visual inspection of the fans.
Bob

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Everest...
by John.Wilkinson / October 25, 2008 12:24 AM PDT
In reply to: System check

The freeware version of Everest is no longer maintained but still one of the best at what it does...identifying all of your hardware and returning the information reported by each voltage, fan, and temperature sensor. Note, however, that it does not determine if a component is failing...for that you'll want memtest86 (tests your RAM), SpeedFan (offers an online S.M.A.R.T. analysis of your hard drive), and Prime95 (stress-tests your CPU). All of those utilities are free as well.

Hope this helps,
John

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Sometimes System Health Software comes with the PC
by VAPCMD / October 25, 2008 3:50 AM PDT
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or from the motherboard mfg....like ASUS Probe.

If you're sensing high CPU temps... you should be able to get TEMP readings from the BIOS. But the only way to tell the temp CPU and GPU readings for sure is using an accurate temp probe or Infrared thermometer.

For general use....PCWizard 2008 is an excellent tool to check your system components, settings and operations...fans, voltages, CPU Speed, CPU load, etc., it's excellent and it's FREE.

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

VAPCMD

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thx
by Teezer / October 25, 2008 10:05 PM PDT

thats awesome. I think i have heard of everest before but having all the others there to look at is brilliant. I was a bit worried because when i start my comp up sometimes i get 3 beeps and then a message that says the cpu fan is either to slow or not working. I usually restart the comp and its fine but still i would like to know the reason.

Thanks again for all the software i can use from all of you, much appreciated

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It may be the case you're getting BEEPS because
by VAPCMD / October 26, 2008 2:06 AM PDT
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the system is passing post so fast and the CPU fan hasn't started yet (CPU not hot enough to activate fan). When you reboot, the system has warmed up further and the CPU FAN is running and you get no beeps. Believe you can correct that in the BIOS by setting the FAN "ON" or not temp/heat activated . . varies by BIOS and system/MB mfg.

VAPCMD

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Ill check BIOS
by Teezer / October 26, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

Ah right so its not to much to worry about. Ill have a look in the Bios see what i can do. Thanks for the help

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If you click on the Process icon and then
by VAPCMD / October 26, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
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minimize the application, the CPU/Processor info remain on the screen in the upper right hand corner until the application is closed. So you can see you CPU speed, temps, voltages, etc.,

VAPCMD

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