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Old 05-22-2005, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what do you use to test the temps for a computer? stupid question.

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Old 05-22-2005, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The software that came with your motherboard, The bios (best one) or speedfan (I don't trust this much, as it can be very badly off (e.g. the processor in the 3 figure degrees C.)

The BIOS gives you real time temperatures.


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Old 05-22-2005, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Speed fan (Its ebeen pretty good to me), or, mor freqeuntly, SmartGuardian (Came with my DFI LanParty UT).

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Old 05-22-2005, 10:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Currently I use Everest Home and I really like it. It displays CPU temps, as well as anything else you could want.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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everest is nice, good for all pc specs n all.
Your mobo displays temps also, as he said, but its hard to get temps while ur pc is in load, as it cools down quik, so by time ur in bios, cpu is cool already.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Motherboard Monitor 5 (MBM5) work's pretty good,I use it all the time.
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Motherboard monitor 5 is considered the best if it works with your PC

Everest home edition is great, but is more of a check than a monitor

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