Temperature control - free ware?

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  1. Rivalen

    Rivalen Registered Member

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    I want to keep better check on the temp in my PC.

    Is there a freeware somewhere that keeps track and warns?

    Best Regards
     
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Try SpeedFan:
    * SpeedFan (Monitor temps, hard drive SMART, adjust fan rpms)
    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php - freeware

    -- Tom
     
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    Rivalen,

    Searched "high and low" a while back and came up with HD Tune:

    http://www.hdtune.com/

    This will monitor your hard drive temperature and you can set a threshold of your choice at which you will receive a popup message. It will also run a check of your hard disk. Works great for me. I am especially concerned with my laptop hard drive temperature, but monitor my desktop as well.

    Need to use "Run As ..." in my restricted user account.

    Per lotuseclat79, read very good review of speedfan at Fred Langa's site, but unfortunately, it will not run on my PCs. If you can get it to run, I would probably go with speedfan before hdtune.

    bktII
     
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    If you happen to have an ASUS motherboard, ASUS makes a program called PC Probe that is very nice, I like it better than any of the others (despite the GUI).
     
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    Used it for years-perfect and simple-the new sheriff in town since the demise of MotherBoard Monitor.:cool:

    Also allows overclocking for the brave.

    Mike

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  8. Rivalen

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    Thanks guys for all suggestions.

    None of them shows my HD temp and HDD Thermometer says "This disk doesnt provide temperatur" - its a Maxtor 31536H2 - 15GB in a Compaq.

    So I suppose thats it?

    Best Regards
     
  9. lotuseclat79

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    Hi Rivalen,

    Not by a long shot it isn't!

    Here are some other alternatives that are more hw inventory tools, but also give temps - not as lightweight in footprint as SpeedFan, but if your mobo sensors are working at all - you can pick up the temps and won't be forced to get into the BIOS during boot up which at the start of the day may not be the normal working temps of your system after it is up and running for a bit:

    * Hardware Inventory Tool (free) - everything about your hardware + SMART, temperature and fan rpms monitoring
    Everest Home: http://www.lavalys.com (Freeware discontinued)
    Latest Free version: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181 (v2.20)or
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads9.html
    EverestHome1.51.zip: http://cocoricow.free.fr/Everest/
    EverestHome2.20.zip: http://cororicow.free.fr/Everest/
    SIW: http://www3.sympatico.ca/gtopala/about_siw.html
    AIDA32v3.94.2: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/AIDA.shtml

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  10. Rivalen

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    OK - I have installed Everest 1.51, but I cant find any reported temperatures.

    How to find it?

    Under CPUID it says

    Thermal Monitor Not supported
    Thermal Monitor 2 Not supported

    Any suggestions?
    Best Regards
     
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    Under computer then sensor you should see something like this
     

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  12. Rivalen

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    Nope - doubleclick on sensor gives only a grey area to the right where you get all your info, so maybe my pc is to old or Compaq doesnt support this?

    Best Regards
     
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    I have used Mother Board Monitor 5 (MBM 5) before together with CPU Eat N' Cool. MBM 5 monitors temp of the cpu, case, etc...also monitors the fan speed and it has an option to warn you if activated. It has a tray icon numbers you can easily see and constantly monitors your system. While CPU Eat n'Cool lowers the temp of the CPU if it has reached the number that you've put on it. I don't know if they are still available on the net, both are free and popular. But, i uninstalled them from my pc coz it's only useful for overclockers and i'm not. ;) :cool:

    Check it out and search in majorgeek.com. This is where i got them. :shifty:

    By the way, are you an overclockers? o_O Coz if not, then this tools will only eats up some of your ram memory, they're always running on start-up. But they're cool. ;)
     
  14. Rivalen

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    Thanks - not an overclocker. For different reasons I have my PC well insulated into a corner so its really silent, but I also feel I might have done a very good job of it, so when my friends PC overheated and HD-crashed I thought I might keep a better check on mine.

    But since 3 tested programs dont find the temperature I suppose its time to give up or could it really be that some of the others could do the job although these 3 didnt manage?? My stuff is probably a bit old. Or my sensors have given in.

    Best Regards
     
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