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Monitoring temperature

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November 16, 2010 9:29:35 PM

Do Intel or Dell provide a utility for monitoring temperature of CPU? I'd rather not use a third party app.

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a b V Motherboard
November 16, 2010 9:55:58 PM

You can try the Intel desktop utility. Its made for Intel boards, but MAY work with a Dell with a Intel chipset and CPU.

For CPU temps RealTemp is great. I know its a "Third party" software but its small and accurate.
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a b å Intel
November 16, 2010 11:01:50 PM


I agree with the RealTemp or go with HWMonitor, which provides greater details of the overall system information.
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November 16, 2010 11:26:11 PM

I always find Coretemp to be accurate.
November 17, 2010 12:51:12 AM

HWMonitor doesn't work on my system. It just displays an almost blank window with the name of the computer. Help has nothing. Clicking on privacy policy links to a non-existent page.
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a b å Intel
November 17, 2010 12:54:22 AM

I would go with RealTemp or CoreTemp than. The one advantage to RealTemp is you can calibrate your sensors to get a more accurate reading. I would just stay away from SpeedFan, as in my experience it isn't as accurate.
November 17, 2010 12:57:33 AM

CoreTemp wants to "make changes to my computer". Why?
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a b å Intel
November 17, 2010 1:01:13 AM

What OS are you running?

It doesn't make changes to your system but that is a standard warning coming from Vista or Win7 with the UserControl set at default.
November 17, 2010 2:01:08 AM

Windows 7. It's a standard warning when a program is making a change.
a c 234 V Motherboard
a b å Intel
November 17, 2010 2:04:06 AM

There is nothing to be worried about when installing CoreTemp. It isn't changing anything, just install the program, which technically is a change to your system :) 
November 17, 2010 11:44:49 AM

Which PC do you have?
November 17, 2010 12:44:24 PM

Dell Studio Desktop 540.
November 17, 2010 12:59:55 PM

Core temp should work fine. It will ask you if it can make changes becuase it access hardware. I use Windows 7 64bit with a C2Q. does it for me.
I've not tried Real Temp on this machine so I can't say.