Processor temperature, cooler speed and ACPI
Posted on 2002-07-01
Hi folks, I need some help here:
I read that my motherboard (Intel´s cc820) is capable of reading some data from the hardware, such processor´s temperature and cooler speed (RPM). How can I access this data? do I need especial extra hardware? or any extra software?
By the way: does it have anything to do with ACPI? for my coolers doesn´t go off when I put the computer to sleep.
A few notes: (thanks jlauster)
I´ve been visiting a lot of sites with technical information on the matter and it´s almost unbelievable how useless they are, especialy Intel´s site. Anyway, i took a look at the motherboard´s instalation CDrom and there´s no software to install wich could monitor the computer´s sensors.
I also searched for ACPI and I always find the same thing: "in order to use STR (suspend to ram) you must be sure your OS and your hardware is compatible with ACPI". How the f*ck am I gonna know that? (sorry for this) Couldn´t they just tell me how to find out!? Is windows 98 SE ok with ACPI? or a voodoo card?
Well, here are the facts:
- my computer has the option to "stand by", but not to "hibernate" (does that mean it´s ACPI enabled?)
- when it´s on stand by, the coolers won´t turn off (should it be like this?)
- i also read - in window´s help, just pressing F1 at desktop - that if you change you file system to FAT32 your system will automaticaly disable the "hibernate" mode, due to some incompatibility. Ever heard about it? (incredible how the newest technology in file system can´t live with the newest technology in computer stand-by. Congrats again, mr. Gates)
All I want is to have a computer that can suspend to ram and to find out the temperature of my processor. I think i´ll get nuts before that though.
Anyway, I apreciate your help A LOT. thanks, folks.
OS: windows 98 se
pentium III 600
voodoo 3 3000