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CPU TEMP?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Kurt Foster, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I read here about checking / monitoring the CPU temprature. How is this done? Thanks Fats
     
  2. Fothermucker

    Fothermucker Guest

    The easiest way is hold "DEL" when your computer POSTS (when you first turn on your PC). This will get you into the CMOS. If your motherboard supports CPU temp monitoring there should be a "PC Health Status" or something in the menu. Going in here will give you fan speeds and the temp.

    You can also download Sisoft's Sandra application. The CPU/BIOS information module will give you the current temp as read by the motherboard or the cpu's thermal diode.
     
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Fothermucker,
    Thanks. I won't download the Sisoft's Sandra application as the computer has no modem ... never sees the Internet ... dedicated audio machine.

    I am about to receive for my review a Silence Case to quiet the fan noise in my studio and I wanted to run a CPU temp test to assure that the computer wasn't being subjected to higher temps and so I could relay this info on to readers. I was hoping there was a way to achieve a test while I was running audio. Thanks for the answer. Fats
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  4. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    Fats, there is frequently a utility included on the motherboard software disk that allows you to view that info from the GUI. I think Opus or someone else said that these programs are not all that accurate but it may be close enough for the comparison. HTH

    Ed
     
  5. TheRealWaldo

    TheRealWaldo Guest

    I buy these babies:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2301982838

    They're programmable to control up to 8 fans. I then also add a kill switch panel, similar to:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2301580627&category=3669

    Only I build my own, so that I can kill the fans for very picky applications.

    To monitor the temperature inside the silence case, or even the CPU from outside the silence case, use a little baby like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2301835165&category=3669

    Cheap additions, great for overclockers, and great for monitoring closed gear that is heat sensative.

    W.
     
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Fother!! You joined us here at RO! Made the leap from the [H] forums I see?!!! lol Anyways...welcome to RO :c:
    Fats...the BIOS will give you a good general idea on what's up and indeed the Asus Probe will do you just fine if you want to the GUI approach.
    Most people use WCPUID I believe it is..
    Opus
     
  7. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    OPUS,
    Assume I'm a moron :D How do I do this? What are the commands / keystrokes ???? I need a step by step. A lot of people think because I'm up on audio that I know computers but I don't. Please help. Thanks, Fats
     

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