6 Tools to Monitor Heat in Your System

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dweeks

One thing I have never understood is why board manufacturers do not include IPMI on thier boards. I work with embedded devices and nearly all have IPMI available to all the sensors. Its a standard and provides a standard means of accessing and monitoring sensors and sensor data. It's a shame that we do not have access to it.

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wk

u forget some other important CPU undervolt software especially for laptop users; such CPUgenie or RMclock which could reduce temperature significantly without influencing performance.

MPC is my home page

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jrocknyc

I still don't understand why no case manufacturer has tried to stick a big ol' 30" box fan on the side of a PC case. I'd totally by that shit!

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whr4usa

30cm fan? poor imagination

AeroCool already did that a couple years ago but it doesn't work as well as it should, primarily the fault of the overall design of the chasis itself & not placement or oversizedness of said fan

yes I've possession of one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811196032

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811196030

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811196029

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compro01

" means inch, so so a 75cm fan. The big fan in those cases is too thin to really move air effectively. A box fan i have handy is roughly 6 inches in depth.

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Danthrax66

hwmonitor looks better than those...

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pcguy94

You guys forgot speedfan! It does temperature monitoring!

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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QuakindudeMod

They haven't forgotten Speedfan. Just showing options you probably haven't seen before. There's an article dedicated solely to Speedfan:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/speedfan?page=0%2C0

 

 

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K0BALT

 CoreTemp FTW

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i7 920@4.4GHz,Heatkiller 3.0, EVGA GTX480, EVGA GT240(PhysX), EVGA X58 3X SLI, 6GB DDR3 OCZ Gold @ 1770MHz

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Cy-Kill

Good article, however, you're forgetting something: the URLs.

Cy-Kill

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vbetoglou

Are there any 5.25" or dual 5.25" monitors that display temperatures without using thermal sensors?  Like something that can be plugged into a USB port on the motherboard and read the temperatures and fan speeds from the BIOS directly.  You can still control fan speeds with such a tool but it would be great not having to stick probes everywhere.

I thought I had seen something close to this design but can't for the life of me find the product now.