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Jognt

All round good guy
Joined
Aug 24, 2003
Location
Netherlands
MBM5 (motherboard monitor)
sisoftware Sandra
and more... check around MBM5 appears to be a good one... sandra is more for benching and stresstesting, but it also reads temps...

ive got a proggie called winbond hardware doctor, shows me my temps/volts/rpm's pretty nice proggie, i suggest you download MBM5 i dont know the web adress, but google + "motherboard monitor" should do the trick..
 

DaWiper

Image Compare Man
Joined
Nov 15, 2003
Location
Norway
I use MBM5, and bios for confirmation. However, a voltmet. is the most accurate source.... The windbond chips and similar are mainly to monitor for extreme voltage-falls(or rise).
 

Zerileous

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2002
Hi, all these programs are good, but i would just like to remind you that these temps are not too accurate. They should give you a decent ballpark but motherboard sensors and netoriously innacurate. Also, sometimes due to the program simply not reading the sensor properly, or because of a bad sensor, temperatures will be WAY off. As a general rule, if it is verry illogical, its probly not right.
 

clocker2

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Joined
Dec 5, 2003
Location
Mile High
That's a fair point Zerilous, and I'm sure you're right.
Basically if my readings are inaccurate it doesn't matter as long as they are consistently inaccurate.
I mostly just use the app to see if a new fan setup has improved things or not.
 

Redstone

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2002
The most comprehensive diagnostic program I have come across is AIDA32 which includes monitoring CPU temps and fan speeds along with every thing else in your computer.
 
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mixsetup

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Nov 4, 2003
Thanks I do look at my bios but I wanted to be able to find out my temps while in Windows. I'll download them all and give them a whirl and see which is close to my bios thanks all