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    Temp Monitoring

    Temp Monitoring

    Whats the best way to monitor the temps of my system? Preferably a software method would be the best. The board is a DFI SLI-D

    I want to avoid having to buy any more hardware expenses.
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    Q6600 G0, Thermalright Ultra 120, ABIT IP35 PRO, 4GB Corsair DDR2, Trusty old Tagan 480u, BFG 8800 GTS 512, Samsung F1 750 GB.

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    Programs such as SiSoft's Sandra (free personal edition) will give you temps, also, going into the BIOS will give you processor temperature.
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    Motherboard Monitor is a good one. It sits in your system tray so you can constantly keep tabs on it. Plus it does voltages and whole loads of carp

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishey
    Motherboard Monitor is a good one. It sits in your system tray so you can constantly keep tabs on it. Plus it does voltages and whole loads of carp
    My motherboard is not on the list of supported mobo's for mbm5
    Specs:

    Q6600 G0, Thermalright Ultra 120, ABIT IP35 PRO, 4GB Corsair DDR2, Trusty old Tagan 480u, BFG 8800 GTS 512, Samsung F1 750 GB.

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

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    Same here. Have a go with Sandra, and maybe some overclocking tools. The reason I suggest overclocking tools, is because they tend to give helpful temperature information.
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    Speedfan is my fave for temp monitoring. Gives you a visible temp in the systray when minimised.
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    I use Speedfan, although motherboard sensors aren't always all that accurate.
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    I always say that its about 15 degrees each way as far as accuracy is concerned. Plus, the 'real time' updating of temperature in most motherboards is rubbish.
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    Speedfan is best - every temp can be monitored and it is as accurate as your mobo (i.e. not very). You can also check on fan speeds. Ignore everything else with an NF4 board though. Shame I can't alter the chipfan speed on my Asus, I'll have to replace the thing when I can be a*sed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grand_witch
    My motherboard is not on the list of supported mobo's for mbm5
    D'oh! Hope that isn't true, I'll try it later (my system is a lot like yours.)

    Try installing ITE Smart Guardian from the utility CD.

    It shows temps and has options to control fan speeds / on / off.

    Of course, if the DFI documentation wasn't so useless we wouldn't have to discover these things by trial and error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajagra
    D'oh! Hope that isn't true, I'll try it later (my system is a lot like yours.)

    Try installing ITE Smart Guardian from the utility CD.

    It shows temps and has options to control fan speeds / on / off.

    Of course, if the DFI documentation wasn't so useless we wouldn't have to discover these things by trial and error.
    See my documnetation never even mentioned that. I have installed it now and will se how it goes.
    Specs:

    Q6600 G0, Thermalright Ultra 120, ABIT IP35 PRO, 4GB Corsair DDR2, Trusty old Tagan 480u, BFG 8800 GTS 512, Samsung F1 750 GB.

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

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    MbM works fine with the DFI SLI

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