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CPU Temp Monitoring software for Quadcore wanted?

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February 15, 2011 8:13:09 PM

Looking for a CPU Temp monitoring software for a Quadcore Intel CPU. Dell Dimension E510.

Tried HWMonitor and it does not show the CPU? Speed Fan either?

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a b à CPUs
February 15, 2011 9:02:09 PM

try realtemp.
a c 379 à CPUs
February 16, 2011 2:45:25 AM

1) see if your computer/motherboard has an application designed for it

*Note: many computers have a setting in the BIOS to turn on automatic fan control. It varies between computers (some have none). If you DO have it you must have a proper fan plugged into the proper CPU fan control spot on the motherboard AND have the BIOS set right. Mine was set to "AUTO" but my non-stock fan actually needed "Voltage" set to work.

If your fan control doesn't work right it will spin to 100%.

If you decide to purchase a better heatsink/fan combo you should see if you have motherboard fan control. If you don't, it might be best to get a LARGE heatsink (measure carefully) and put on your on VERY LOW SPEED/NOISE fan.

A $40 heatsink/fan can make a huge difference in how much your fan speeds up and how much noise you hear. My fan never even comes on unless I'm stressing my CPU (i7-860).

Example of a proper fan setup:
1) 120mm fan (front, bottom, constant RPM, VERY LOW NOISE/SPEED)
2) 120mm fan (top, rear, constant RPM , VERY LOW NOISE/SPEED)
3) 120mm fan (CPU heatsink, RPM varies. Hardware control. set in BIOS)
4) 120mm fan (PSU, RPM varies; controlled by PSU)
5) Graphics card fan (RPMS varies; controlled by graphics card hardware)

*Note that there is a dual method of setting up proper air flow:
1) Fan speeds vary CLOSEST TO WHERE PARTS GET HOT (like the CPU or GPU)
2) Fan speeds remain CONSTANT to maintain overall case air flow ( in general, from bottom-front to top-rear)
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a c 122 à CPUs
February 16, 2011 3:42:05 AM

Realtemp and Coretemp are the most widely used.
February 21, 2011 1:04:01 PM

for mac i'd recomend www_protemac_com/keybag/