View Full Version : Temp question for you guys
04-10-2001, 01:01 AM
I have an Iwill KA266 with a 1.1 T-Bird (b) running at 1320 mhz. I achieved this by bumping the FSB to 120 mhz.
I'm trying to get a reliable temp reading on my chip without using an additional thermister. The BIOS reading tells me it's running at about 100 F. I don't know of a way to really figure out what it gets to when I tax the CPU at all. I've tried the motherboard monitor program, but I don't think that works properly on my motherboard since it tells me I'm running my system at 451 F. Somehow, I don't think that is quite accurate. :)
Anyone have experience with getting a halfway accurate reading on this motherboard?
04-10-2001, 07:26 PM
...did you go to the manufacturer's web site to look for monitoring programs?
I use Asus' PC Probe-and it works great for me. SiSoft might be a good place to look (I'm guessing). Also, Waterfall may be able to track temps and output them in a graph to view later (after you exit out of a game).
04-10-2001, 08:23 PM
Iwill's website kind of sucks. Not much in the way of downloadable utilities. I'll give the other names you mentioned a try and see what I can find.
04-15-2001, 11:35 PM
i use sisoft sandra to check temps.
04-17-2001, 04:04 AM
I use motherboard monitor, best overall temp program I'd say (although the menu thing looks gay)
04-17-2001, 12:50 PM
I've tried Motherboard monitor and SiSoft Sandra. Neither of them seem to be giving me accurate readings. Motherboard Monitor tells me I'm running at 451 degrees F right when I turn the computer on. Sandra won't even tell me what I'm running at. Do I need to upgrade to the professional version of Sandra to get the temp thing to work correctly?
04-17-2001, 07:53 PM
no you go in then go to CPU and BIOS information it's the icon that looks like a chip then you scroll down and it will tell you the temperature a couple of the other programs in there also tell you the temp
04-18-2001, 01:55 AM
451 F? You're kidding right?
So, uh next thing you know you're motherboard will be running people over in the streets and submitting to a high government authority....
Anyway, if you're bios is giving your wacky readings, most likely any software program will too. You could try what a few of us do. We buy a thermister or thermal diode and just slap the thing on the CPU (how close is up to you). I use one in the input air flow to monitor temps inside the case. If you can't get one at RadioShack.com or 2cooltec.com, try Granger.com.
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