temperature utility suggestions

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  1. johnyb98

    johnyb98 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everybody !

    Please, I would like your help and suggestions.
    My laptop is this ACER one:

    https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-...52-vista-business-1-gb-ram-120-gb-hdd-series/

    I have Windows XP installed on it. What I want is a software utility that will permanently display in systray CPU and GPU temperatures. Something like HDD Sentinel displays in systray hard drive's temperature, all the time.

    What would you recommend?

    Thank you for your time !
     
  2. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    For Intel CPU ThrottleStop would be perfect, but since you have an AMD I'd use HWiNFO:

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    It can also replace HDD Sentinel, if you like; light and dark blue are SSD and HDD temperatures, respectively.
     
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    johnyb98 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you a lot!
    I tried HWiNFO and is what I was looking for.
    Unfortunately, I searched everything, and as far as it concerns GPU, it gives info only on clocking.
    No temperatures. Maybe because it is an old one:
    ATI/AMD Radeon XPRESS 200M/1100M/1150M (RS482M/RS485M) - Video Adapter [ACER]
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Don't know about this particular system, but with switchable graphics the dGPU might be sleeping. There's a few options under 'General' that are meant to deal with this specific problem. Also check the 'Safety' and 'SMBus / I2C' for probe settings that are left off by default.
    If none of that helps then use the 'Create report' feature and submit a bug report. The author of this great (and free) program looks into these things very keenly; the number of supported devices is updated bi-weekly or so.

    You might also give SpeedFan a try. It's from the same era as your laptop and, in spite of its name, it also supports HDD, CPU and GPU temperatures (under 'Configure' -> 'Temperatures').
     
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