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A Question About PC Wizard 2004(1.632)

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by flavallee, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    AT the suggestion of a member in this forum, I installed PC Wizard 2004(1.632) in my Compaq Presario 5030 and Compaq Presario 5900T desktops. I found it to be similar to Everest Home Edition 2.00, but it provides more information.

    Upon clicking the "Processor" link in the 5900T, it showed the processor fan as running at 663 RPM and the processor temperature at 108 degrees Centigrade. The processor is an Intel Pentium III 733 MHz and does have a fan mounted over it. Is this pretty much of a normal fan speed and processor temperature, and how does this program obtain these measurements?

    No fan or temperature information was given for the 5030. It has an Intel Pentium II 300 MHz processor and has no fan mounted over it.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    That fan speed looks slow (mine reads 5112 rpm and about the same in BIOS monitor), and the temp is very high, almost certainly incorrect. I have my machine set to automatically shut down at 60 degrees C.

    There are options within the program to configure MBM (MotherboardMonitor) if you have it installed. Otherwise, I think the program obtains its info from the Winbond chip. But PCWiz also loads its own drivers and a vxd in the case of 9x.

    There is a pretty exhaustive list of chipsets and mainboards that the program explicitly supports at the site.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    This desktop is about 5 years old and has a VIA Apollo Pro 133A VT82C694X chipset. My guess is that the chipset either is not supported or PC Wizard is reading the information incorrectly. 108 degrees Centigrade seemed pretty high to me too.

    Other than that, the program does provide a relatively detailed list of information on this computer.
     
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