April 18th, 2002, 09:40 PM #1
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Anyone know if you can control your temperature WITH software?
Hey,....does anybody know if you can control your processor's temperature (via sending certain bytes out to some port) by directly controlling the fan???
I would really like to know. (And,...if it is possible, WHICH port do I output a byte(s) to, which byte(s), and then which port do I input a byte(s) from??? (to check what the temperature is)
Well,....if you have that information, or know where some software is that does this (Though,..I would PREFERABLY have the low-level specifications and byte descriptions), I would really appreciate it if anyone would tell me.
Personally, I think it is probably a BAD design to make such things under software control (Probably internal/external circuitry should EXCLUSIVELY control it), as, if it really is controlled by software (and, it seems, I remember somewhere that it IS), then that would mean someone could make a trojan that LITERALLY destroys your machine by completely disabling the fan, and then letting it overheat to death, which would be REALLY REALLY BAD!!!
(and I thought the worst any trojan/virus could do was just make me have to completely reformat and/or repartition my hard drive and reinstall everything from backup media)
Well,...I would really LOVE it if the cooling process is completely hardware-controlled, but, if it IS software controlled, then I would like to know where to find some software that could do that, and, EVEN MORE, I would like to find the exact specifications, including, possibly, WHICH port(s) you send data to, and retrieve data from, and how large that data is, and what, exactly that data means.
I like to have complete control over my computer, and if something goes wrong, I like to be able to fix it, so this would give me a little more insight into how certain things work.
(and, yeah, DANGIT----I DON'T have complete control over my computer, as there are still some things I don't know how to directly program (hardware things), but,....the more knowledge, the better)
-----actually,....there are a LOT of hardware things I don't know how to program----sure wish I did.Jüš† ä €öm¶ù†Ê® §ÇÌÈñŒ mÅjÒ®
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