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Showing the System temperature

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theMusicMan, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. theMusicMan

    theMusicMan Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to actually see and monitor the system temperature...? I am experiencing a few performance issues currently which I think might be related to the temperature of my laptop.

    I notice that when I first turn it on, performance is the usual blistering pace, but after a while i.e. when the chipset heats up etc... I can hear the fan cut in and there is a noticeable drop in overall performance.

    The mouse goes sluggish, jumping when I move it, and applications take a while to load and run. Also, just now, when the fan cut-in, the unit powered off...

    So.. is there a way to monitor the temperature over time?
     
  2. etaf

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    The fan cut-in - is this a laptop.

    post some details of make/model of PC
    motherboard would be useful
    use these free programs to identify hardware if you do not know it

    The program is freeware called EVEREST Home Edition v1.10 and can be downloaded from http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=product&view=1&subpage=5
    or http://www.belarc.com

    and post info

    I have sen some post with programs for monitor temp - but I dont know enough about them on your machine to advise
     
  3. theMusicMan

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    Ok here goes... I downloaded belarc and here's some details. Sorry I didn't include these with my first post...

    Model
    Dell Computer Corporation Latitude C840

    OS
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600)

    Processor
    1.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    8 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Main Circuit Board
    Board: Dell Computer Corporation Latitude C840
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A10 03/07/2003


    Is that enough info...?
     
  4. etaf

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    heres a link to the post with temp programs _ http://forums.techguy.org/t258972
    BEWARE i'm not sure if they work on your PC.....
    You may find you can see the temps by looking in bios - also have you any programs like PCAlert already on the PC
     
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    Thanks etaf...

    I am certain it is a temperature issue. Today my laptop has been fine, with the usual super performance. I have downloaded one of those temperature monitors you provided and have that running in my task bar.

    Thanks for the links...
     
  8. etaf

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    good luck i'm not online now till late next week.
     
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    Most laptops don't include the system monitor circuitry, so you're unlikely to be able to check the temperature that way.
     
  10. vbaboon

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    are you sure your computer isn't sluggish because you have too many applications open, taking up your memory?
     
  11. theMusicMan

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    Nope - has been fine for months up until a week ago... I installed temperature monitoring software that allows me to amend the temp when the fans cut in. All is fine now.
     
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    can you post the software links / version
     
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