looking for software that monitor temperature cpu,motherboard,hard disks , ram

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks Sul
    i found in a box an old video card ,ati x850xti
    and i can controll the fan speed , i tried it

    but if i make it more fast (the fan) , with a reboot the fan will rotate more fast like i setup or it will rotate standard?

    what i can't undestand about speedfan is
    1) a reboot will reset my settings?
    2) is necessary have installed speedfan to keep my fans rotate more fast?
    3) does it change the xp behavior ,how it handle the fans


    thank you so much
     
  2. Sully

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    On the video card, is an alogrithm of temperature detected to % fan speed. Most video cards will not be at 100% fan speed until very close to the upper thermal limit of the card. This algorithm is what controls the fan speed.

    Most modern mobos now have the same thing. The sensor onboard has capabilities from bios, to dictate what is hot and what is not. Then, ususally in Zones, the fans attached to the mobo will speed up or slow down according to what the bios and temp settings tell it to do.

    In the case of your video card, without speedfan, it starts at X% speed, and when it gets hotter, it goes up to XX% speed. When you install speedfan, to my knowledge, it will do nothing to your video card. It will display data, that is it.

    If you were to change the fan speed from 50% (maybe that is default) to 100%, speedfan can change it. There should be nothing written anywhere execpt a config file in the speedfan directory. No registry etc AFAIK. So, if you reboot, and do not start Speedfan, then everything should be back to normal. If you exit Speedfan but not reboot, then normally fans stay where you put them. I always use the option in speedfan to 'raise fans to 100% on exit', so that if speedfan quits, all fans it can control are at 100%.

    So, your questions. #1-- a reboot will reset, but if Speedfan starts up again, it will keep whatever it was at last time it close, so if you were at 35% speed last time, it will go there again..I think.

    #2 -- well, yes. If you video card fan normally runs at 60% until it gets hot, only a program will do it unless you want to change the alogrithm in the firmware (it is possible)

    #3 -- yes, it could. not XP though. but the bios or firmware of the motherboard or video card. As firmware is capable of having algorithm to change fan speeds based on temp sensors, using speedfan can override this. Meaning Speedfan does all the work now.

    You should know, that by setting your chipsets control to 'auto' instead of 'manual' in speedfan is all that is needed to 'reset' things. If I install speedfan, change control of my fans to 'manual', I beleive it will stay that way, even if I uninstall speedfan. However, if I change that 'manual' back to 'auto by zone' or whatever, then uninstall speedfan, all should be back to normal.

    If all you want is for a monitor and notifier of your temps then don't mess with anything. Just set up an event for your temp and be done.

    Sul.
     
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    Great info Sully. :thumb: Thank you.
     
  4. mantra

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    thank you really Sul very kind

    may i ask only a question ?
    did you do a test?
    i mean
    change the fan speed
    remember the speed changed with fanspeed
    reboot , and check the fan speed and make a compare?
     
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    If you want to specify an event like a beep or a pop-up, have a look here. The beep doesn't work for me using Speedfan 4.35 but then again it's probably my hardware which doesn't have a speaker. The pop-ups worked fine though. I only toyed around with the settings for a short while before seeing the above link which should help.

    Sully,

    Have you ever tried RealTemp? http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ I normally use it, Speedfan and CoreTemp whenever stress testing. One can't have enough temp monitoring apps you know :D.

    I haven't tried the newest version but it looks to now have an alarm and shutdown feature for CPU and nVidia cards.
     
  6. mantra

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    thanks
    can i set up a wav to play like allert?
    realtemp it's cool but again no allert , and it doesn't monitor ram, mother , and hard disks temperature
     
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    It doesn't look it can be set up to play a specific wav file as an alert. You would just have to try it and see if the beep works on your system. It doesn't work on mine system but may work perfectly for you.

    From the link:
     
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    SensorsView Pro

    SensorsView is a utility, that monitors the temperature of your CPU, northbridge, motherboard, VGA and hard disks, as well as voltages and fan speeds (as supported by your motherboard).
    It can alert you if the values reach a critical level, and also provide a complete overview of the measurements.

    http://www.stvsoft.com/
     
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    cool

    i would love it free but thanks
     
  13. Sully

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    Yes I have. it works pretty well too. It also has plugins for RivaTuner so you can display its values in the OSD or on the Logitech G15 keyboard LCD if you have that. I have used all of those now listed in this thread, and a few others. Some of them will just show readings, and some a little more. None of them do as much as SF IMO. The old MotherBoardMonitor was really a nice program. It is too bad it was dropped years ago. Even today though there are few dedicated souls who keep it working. But las time I tried it, it was more hassle that the worth.

    If you are into controlling your fans, either use the firmware or vendor supplied software, or Speedfan. I don't know of anything comparable. Of course, if there was a .dll you could get, say from a vendor, that would return the call of the temp, it would be easy enough to write a small program to read the temp. You could even write one to read the temp in speedfan if you wanted, it exposes public memory segments so you can do just that. They you could play a .wav, .mp3, whatever you wanted. Maybe RealTemp has some information on some .dll's or some C code for how to read the values. Used to be WMI could read stuff like that, but not anymore. Might also be that I remember there was a project for Linux that dealt with all these sensors. May dig something up there too. I can't remember the name of that, but I think somehting like LMSensors or similar.

    Sul.
     
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    Sully, I vaguely remember MBM and may have a copy somewhere. I also agree with using Speedfan which is excellent for what I need it for.

    It does have the option to run an .exe, .bat, or a multimedia file and that may be able to play a sound. It's way over my head in how to do it. It's in the Actions section under execute on this page.

    mantra should try the beep and if it don't work maybe someone could help set up something to run that plays a sound.
     
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    Please see this post

    APCI controls power management in modern systems which gives all control to the OS. A part inside kernel-mode and a part inside user-mode.

    If you are having hardware issues connected to power management don't discount possible malware.
     
  16. Sully

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    You want to mitigate that threat? Use hal.dll or halapic.dll from the xp cd, NOT halaacpi.dll or halacpi.dll. Bye bye acpi compliance. lol, also bye bye many little things you might like to happen. But those hals should do that trick.

    Sul.
     
  17. mantra

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    hi
    i tried motherboard monitor http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311


    but i doesn't let me see the hard disk temperature:thumbd: :'( :'( :'(


    although
     
  18. Sully

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    But do remember, MBM has not been updated in quite some time. Generations of chips and cpu's ago. Too bad at that.

    Sul.
     
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    So I was playing with a tool from Intel called IDCC (Intel Desktop Control Center). I wanted to see how it fared vs. Speedfan. I used it in the past, but was not impressed. I have a 975xbx2 Intel board. On my board, I can use IDCC to change the way the fan zones cool, like set the temp thresholds and limit speeds etc. What I found was that these changes actually are written, it seems, to the bios. So now, when I boot up, I might walk away for awhile before actually logging in. One thing about Speedfan, unless you run it as a service, which is possible if you really want to, it only starts from an autostart location like HKLM/../run or your startup folder. This means in warm weather that my computer can get somewhat warm because my fans are only at 30% by default before Speedfan starts and monitors them.

    Anyway, using IDCC I was able to set it up and save in bios I think, then uninstall IDCC. Now when I turn my computer on, if I leave it for a long time before logging in and starting Speedfan, it ramps the fans up because of the changes in the bios. Which I thought was pretty nice.

    Sul.
     
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