Good CPU temp monitor for laptop

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  1. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Ease of use and free would be good. :D

    Recommendations?
     
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    Very interesting. Your link took me to List of supported processors
    http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/supportlist.html
    All this core stuff means little to me. Can I use it on XP Pentium4. It has 2 processors but that's all I know. Mobile Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 CPU. In devices it says ACPI Mutiprocessor PC. I look at Everest sometimes but it seems to only report drive temperature. It says Sensor Type is HDD. Then the temp for WD drive.
     
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    Speedfan has the best compatability IMHO.

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    Any comments about the screenlets available for Linux?

    After reading Mack Guy's experience, I thought it better to keep at least one eye on the ball.
     
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    Pentium4 doesn't get its temp readings the same as other CPU's, its dependent on super I/O chip on the motherboard (example-Winbond W83627EHF super I/O). This chip comes from various makers and MB's use the various types between models. Many of these I/O chips aren't accessible or supported by software.

    You can try HWMonitor or SpeedFan to see if your P4 I/O chip is supported.
     
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    Try HWMonitor. It displays all temps in a neat concise window.
     
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    I use CoreTemp along with Igor's SystemMonitor II gadget. The gadget is very customizable and you can see CoreTemp's data within the gadget. The gadget has a lot enabled initially but you can turn on or off just about everything and both are free. He also has some other great free gadgets.

    SystemMonitor II.png
     
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    Thanks all. I decided to go with Core Temp.

    Question. Core #0 is consistently running 10-15 degrees higher then core #1(35-21 varying). Is this normal?
     

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