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Motherboard monitor 5 and ShutDown NOW! - v4.4

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thefly

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After arriving home about a month about to find my appartment at 36c and my computer melting with its heat alarm going off I wanted to find a program to monitor the cpu temperature and shut the computer down if it reached a preset temp.

How useless is my motherboard alarm if it goes off and doesn't actually turn the machine off? Grin. oh well.

So step one, I bought an air conditoner for the appartment. Much more comfortable now. :)

Secondly I installed motherboard monitor 5 and a program called shutdown now. With these two programs you simply set motherboard monitor to watch your core temp, I set mine to alarm at 30c just to test if it works. Sure enough the alarm goes off. If you have shutdown now installed as well and the switches set correctly, mbm5 will then fire up shutdown now and your computer turns off. I tested it a couple of times using the /FSHUTDOWN switch and it worked wonderfully.

Anyway, hopefully this will prevent any nasty cpu suicide missions over the summer.

Stay cool. :)
 
E

el

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yes use mbm 5 and set the alarm to shut down at 65C and also for lower rpm if the fan dies.
 
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thefly

thefly

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Thanks for the fan tip. I like this motherboard monitor program. Useful stuff.
 

iceman

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theflycore (Jul 12, 2001 10:50 p.m.):
After arriving home about a month about to find my appartment at 36c and my computer melting with its heat alarm going off I wanted to find a program to monitor the cpu temperature and shut the computer down if it reached a preset temp.

How useless is my motherboard alarm if it goes off and doesn't actually turn the machine off? Grin. oh well.

So step one, I bought an air conditoner for the appartment. Much more comfortable now. :)

Secondly I installed motherboard monitor 5 and a program called shutdown now. With these two programs you simply set motherboard monitor to watch your core temp, I set mine to alarm at 30c just to test if it works. Sure enough the alarm goes off. If you have shutdown now installed as well and the switches set correctly, mbm5 will then fire up shutdown now and your computer turns off. I tested it a couple of times using the /FSHUTDOWN switch and it worked wonderfully.

Anyway, hopefully this will prevent any nasty cpu suicide missions over the summer.

Stay cool. :)

Where can I find these programs???
 

iceman

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Thanks Theflycore!!

BTW, do any of these programs come with any mobo's nowadays?
 

hec

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my mobo has a bios with all sorts of monitors- it starts beeping loudly if the fan isn't functioning properly & a setting to shutdown @ a temp you set. I can't overclock it yet because I need either- the next version of bios from bcm which hasn't come out with yet (only the first version is available), a CPU-cool like prog with my pll in it (which i cannot yet find). Don't know if this is a good board for O/C yet- before I bought it I read up here a bit and did not see any BCM MOBOs (maybe they are no good?). I decided go with it because it was cheap and the specs were nice even if I can't O/C it, but in the specs it seemed like it was presented as a board that would be good with it with all bios features & it said changing the FSB would become available in later Bios revisions. I could probably do it now with the PLL if I could get it all straight in the program... It returns the PLL data & all. Can only go up to 133 FSB because of the ddbus. The nice thing about a DDbus would be- overclock it 5 and you get 10. Plus the devices go twice as fast so your CPU is allowed more time to control them. In the specs it says the FSB is actually 200 and can goto 266. I don't know too much about that yet xcept for that some of the old components I put on it cannot handle it @ all. I took auto off some clock frequency sync in BIOS and during an installation the meters that usually go pretty slow went at lightnight speed and then it crashed my hard drive really bad (LOL)

my first custom system
duel holmes 20 inch turbine power fans pulling
through a case with noname
BCM IN730SE
ultra fast CD- having problems with the CD ROM
100mhzX10 antlon 1g
DDBUS 200mhz
256 DDram
12.9G quantum bigfoot HD
Voodoo3 3000 pci [email protected] W/ heatsink on bus