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CPU Core Temperature Sensors - SpeedFan

Last response: in CPUs
December 15, 2011 3:20:05 PM

Hi, I'm working on a Gateway DX4831-01e desktop PC. It intermittently becomes unresponsive and has other bizarre behavior. I'm using SpeedFan to monitor temperatures inside the unit. However, it can't find any CPU sensors or info. Is this normal? The build follows:

M/N: DX4831-01e
Gateway Motherboard: H57M01
CPU: Intel Core i3 530 (2.9GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)

December 15, 2011 5:18:16 PM


have you got the current version of speedfan or do you use an older one?
December 15, 2011 6:10:35 PM

I have version 4.45 which as of today, 12-15-2011, is the most current version.
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December 15, 2011 9:11:15 PM

I like the historical temperature graphing in the "Charts" tab of SpeedFan.
December 26, 2011 5:40:11 PM

I'd try the following: download and run realtemp. Unzip and run it directly from the extracted folder. As far as I know no installation is required. Once you see the sensor readings, go to the configuration tab of speedfan, then temperatures, and look for the corresponding values. Rename and configure for display accordingly. Of course you'll read the actual 'on-die' core temperatures (t junction). In my opinion this is anyway the better way to monitor your CPU temp since you don't need to bother about adjusting offsets to get a proper reading for t case.

Once you have found the right readings, you could google for max temp specifications for your CPU so you'll know if you're in the safe area or not.