Thread: Prog to measure temp?
February 11th, 2002, 06:44 PM #1
Prog to measure temp?
Is there a free downloadable program that I can use to monitor the CPU's temp?
February 11th, 2002, 06:48 PM #2
Motherboard Monitor will do the trick....there a few more but the names slip my mind right now, just look at download.com
February 11th, 2002, 06:48 PM #3
VCool is pretty nice, if you have an Athlon or XP.
Best of luck!
~Edit: I might also add that it's also supposed to help your CPU run cooler, but that can be disabled, and you can just have it monitor your temp. You can set it to display your temp in the system tray.
Last edited by Thud; February 11th, 2002 at 06:51 PM.
February 11th, 2002, 07:00 PM #4
I use Motherboard Monitor 5. It is very easy to use and setup. you can have the temp always on top. You can even set it up so that if your temp hits a certain degree it will automatically shutdown the PC. You will need the shutdown program for this.
Shot me an E-mail if you want both proggies.
February 11th, 2002, 07:01 PM #5
Mother Board Monitor 5
There you go, works nicely, plus its FREE.(but I'm sure they would like donations)
February 11th, 2002, 07:04 PM #6mickwishGuest
Ben, I assume you know you need a motherboard that supports CPU temp measurements. All Athlon boards and most of the newer P3 and all p4 boards should. If you don't know, check your board manufacturers.
The software you use can be limted by the kind of temp sensors your board has. Check the sites to find out.
Dunno whether you knew this or not, just making sure
I personally use Hmonitor - it's shareware, but I think it works better the MBM.
February 11th, 2002, 07:25 PM #7
Thanks for all the reply guys. I went with HMonitor since it was the easiest to set up. Got the Duron 1.0 running @ 34C with a Volcano 6Cu. That temp is ok, right?
February 11th, 2002, 07:44 PM #8mickwishGuest
34C?? Wish I could get that with my Duron 800 and a Thermaltake mini copper orb. I hafta get a new case - airflow is hopeless.
As long as you can keep below 50C under full load (like running UD or something ) then it's considered OK.
February 11th, 2002, 09:05 PM #9
Oh yea. Now I remember why the temp is so low on this machine. I got 2 other fans blowing right at the cpu. Duh..
February 12th, 2002, 07:09 PM #10
I must say I rather MBM 4 over 5 anyday, I just think 5 is nasty to look at, while 4 looks great.
February 15th, 2002, 03:31 PM #11
Thud Thanks for that vcool link.
Is thing really for real I cant beleive this. It took my temp from 33c to 23c in a matter of sec.
Also it took my board(system) temp from 29 to 23. I was reading the site but dont really see what its doing. I tested the temps with via HM and it gives the same temp.
February 15th, 2002, 03:37 PM #12
Wow, pretty slick! I've never used the cooling feature. I just use it for the readout. I don't want anything slowing ECCp down. Glad to hear it works for you!
February 15th, 2002, 03:42 PM #13
That thing is one of the coolest programs Ive ever seen.
Thanks Alot I guess Its not going to hurt to bump the speed up to 1.3 now.
February 15th, 2002, 03:48 PM #14
If you run ECCP or "other", I would not want to throttle down the cpu unless its gonna burn up.
Throttling allows VCool to reduce the duty cycle of your CPU when it runs too hot. It will also switch on the cool bit and the idle loop when T50 is exceeded.
You can define 3 temperature thresholds at which VCool will throttle the CPU back to 50%, to 10% or shutdown the system. Enable this by checking Enable Throttle/Shutdown.
Checking the Make Noise option causes VCool to beep while the CPU temperature is above T50 - this works even if throttling is disabled.
VCool shuts the system down by calling the ExitWindowsEx API-function. However on my systems this function requires different parameters for W2k and W98. That's why there is the Special Poweroff option (W2K requires this while it must not be enabled for W98 on MY system - YMMV).
Finally the Test Shutdown button will initiate a shutdown with the selected poweroff option for test purposes. NOTE: A hung driver may prevent Windows from shutting down properly even when it worked during your tests.
The custom option allows you to define a program that is executed instead of the internal shutdown function.
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