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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PritomD, Jun 11, 2004.

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  1. PritomD

    PritomD Thread Starter

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    Do you NEED a device that reads out the temp to tell what it is? Or is there some way to accuratley check if its high or low? Cause I am buying a new comp, with a 2500+ w/ stock cooling and heatsink, and a 9800pro, and will do NO overclocking, and am sorta worried about the temp.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Well, you don't need it, but its good to have.

    Most motherboards come with software that you can run in Windows to tell you the temps, fan speeds, voltages. If not you can use various free programs to do the same. Speedfan and Mainboard Monitor are two popular ones.
     
  3. WarC

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    Alot of mobos come with temperature and RPM monitors inside of the BIOS.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Of course, a temperature monitor in the BIOS isn't very useful unless you want to reboot regularly to check the temperature! :) I prefer SpeedFan, just sits in my system tray and reports the news. :D:D:D
     
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    Yes johnwill is right on! :eek: I have an intel mobo. It came with Intel motherboard monitor. So as a doublecheck I got speedfan and was way way happier with the way it works. It also has a way to report errors to the maker. My experience with the BIOS reading is that it usually can't be trusted for accuacy. Also make sure you remove heatsink and fan and clean well and apply Artic Silver 5. Application is at there site :D
     
  6. WarC

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    The BIOS reading is fine when checking for overheating probs. He's unsure whether or not his CPU will be adequately cooled on stock cooling: You can start up and run the BIOS temp/RPM monitor before theres even an operating system. All the gizmos and user-friendly stuff amounts to nill if you can't get past that stage.

    On my Soyo board, the BIOS detects the temp straight from the core, as do all Athlon-compatible motherboards (I actually trust my BIOS reading over Soyo's hardware monitor). It will do the job with no frills or extra devices and answer Pritom's question of stability way before he has a chance to install an OS and a third-party temp monitoring program.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    If he can't get past the BIOS stage, he doesn't need to check the processor temperature! :rolleyes:
     
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