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Old 05-17-2006, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to figure out a way to be able to dictate how hot or cool my processor is during idle sittings or during load. I don't know of any software that will enable me to read the temperature of my processor, but i do know that i can do so from the bios. I measure my load temperature by playing a game for a few hours, restarting my computer, and then checking its temperature. Is this the proper and most efficient way of checking load and idle temperatures or is there something else i could do? I have a amd athlon 64 processor.
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http://www.almico.com/speedfan428.exe will allow you to view your temps from the operating system. You can run it while playing a game or while running Prime 95.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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o i c. Thank you. I actually just found the pc wizard 2006 program and am liking it a bunch.

My idle temperature is 36 degrees for an amd Athlon 64 3700+

45 load for CS:S
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