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Monitoring laptop temperature?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by MrWatt, Jun 22, 2007.

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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.
     
  2. foosa123

    foosa123 adsfjldsajflkajsdfa

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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
     
  3. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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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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    System64 Windows 7 x64

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  5. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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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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    kotrtim Notebook Enthusiast

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  7. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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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"
     
  8. kotrtim

    kotrtim Notebook Enthusiast

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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
     
  9. bnw2005

    bnw2005 Notebook Enthusiast

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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.
     
  10. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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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.
     
  11. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Bump.

    Does anyone know what could be the problem? I get the message "Failed to communicate with ACPI driver" when I run MobileMeter. But Notebook Hardware Control seems to work fine. Is there a problem with my motherboard? I don't notice any problem with my laptop in every day use so far (though only had it for a few days), so I don't know what the problem could be.
     
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    Try Notebook Control Monitor. I have it on my old compaq.
     
  13. kotrtim

    kotrtim Notebook Enthusiast

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    There is nothing wrong with your motherboard, something goes wrong with the ACPI driver, maybe it is disable? well, i don't know how to enable it though. Mobile Meter doesn't work in Vista!!!
     
  14. danwat1234

    danwat1234 Notebook Guru

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    i8kfangui is a good temperature monitoring program. It works very well on my dell latitude d610.
    URL::
    http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html

    On their website, it shows that the your laptop is supported..
     
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    Yolda Notebook Guru

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    I agree, this program is the best for dell laptops. It has profiles and more letting you control the way the fans should behave on different temperature ranges.
     
  16. MrWatt

    MrWatt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks, I downloaded i8kfangui, and enabled all the sensors except for the hard drive. The option for "Read hard drive temperatures" is disabled for some reason. How come I can't enable this option? (NHC reads my hard drive temperature fine)

    *edit*

    I also went to "Show Sysinfo" -> "HD info", but there's nothing in the drop down list for "Select hard drive". This is probably related to why I can't enable the "Read hard drive temperatures" option. How come i8kfangui can't read my hard drive info?
     
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    i8kfangui is also the only program i saw showing gpu temps
     
  18. MrWatt

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    Yeah it shows a lot more temperatures than all the other programs I've tried.

    But does anyone know why I can't enable the "Read hard drive temperatures" option (everything else works) when NHC reads it fine? thanks
     
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    Having the same problem here , can't enable the "Read hard drive temperatures"
    :(
     
  20. vostro1400user

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    speedfan isn't compatible with Vostro 1400, I8KFAN disabled wi-fi catcher in power off.
     
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