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Monitoring laptop temperature?

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  1. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,
    I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, and although I'm sure I have no overheating problems with it, I would like to know how to monitor its temperature. Is there some special hardware I have to install, or is there some software program available that can monitor the temperature (how would a program do this)?

    I don't really have any idea about this, so thanks for any help.
     
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    well this moniters your hard drive's temperature...i dled it, its free, and its pretty good

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

    *note this is only a giveaway OF THE DAY so it ends at midnight
     
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    Thanks for the link, but that one only monitors hard drive temperature. Is there a program to monitor CPU temperature too?

    Just curious, but how do software programs monitor the temperature? I would think that there needs to be some hardware to sense the temperature.

    Also, what are the safe temperatures for CPU and hard drive? I read that 60 degrees Celsius should be max for hard drive. Is this true, and what about CPU?

    Thanks again
     
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    I found Notebook Hardware Control on another thread and it seems to work fine, does anyone else use it? One thing about it though is that whenever I start the program it dims my screen and I have to turn brightness back up. Is this normal, and why does it do this?
     
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    Hmm..I downloaded MobileMeter, but whenever I run it I get this error message: "Failed to communicate with the ACPI driver"
     
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    that program works by communicating with acpi, i have never seen this problem before, but it seems your motherboard doesn't support ACPI? anyway, i am very sure it works on Dell inspiron 6400 Centrino Duo or inspiron 1501 turion x2
     
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    I have used the "fangui" program for over a year. Works fine and provides a lot of control over the fans and visability to temps. I also have the notebook sitting on a notebook fan cooler. Google fangui and you should be able to locate it. Was done by a great guy in Germany. I think Diefer is his name.
     
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    kotrtim, I don't know what the problem is, could it be caused by some settings on the laptop? I have a Dell E1505 which is the same as Inspiron 6400.
     
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