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got a few computers that are acting strangely.  Want to make sure they're not overheating. Is there a software tool to monitor your cpu temp?  If so, where do i go to find out what it should be running at? Thanks!
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by:Pete Long
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CPU Overheating: Your system will reboot to protect itself, monitor your CPU heat with
Hmonitor (1 Month Trial) http://www.hmonitor.com/
OR
CPUCool http://www.podien.onlinehome.de/

For CPU operating Temperatures follow this link
http://www.3degs.net/weblinks/view.php?id=5
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Having a problem locating it from those links.  do you know what the maximum operating temperature is for a Pentium 4    2.8-3.0 ghz?
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by:tosh9iii
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"maximum operating temperature is for a Pentium 4    2.8-3.0 ghz"

70-75 C

http://users.erols.com/chare/elec.htm


"SpeedFan 4.16Publisher's Description:
SpeedFan monitors fan speeds and temperatures in computers with a known monitoring chip. Its main feature is that it can control the speed of the fans according to the temperatures inside your pc, thus reducing noise and power consumption."
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/985582286/1
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by:Wolfpup99
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SANDRA is an excellent diagnostic and info tool; the mainboard test will provide board and CPU temperatures if available.

SANDRA can be downloaded here:
http://www.sisoftware.net/

Note that not all boards have temperature sensors.
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by:cofneverlivetotell
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http://www.sofotex.com/SpeedFan-download_L4655.html

Thats a good program, gives Temp for all your fans and drives, etc

as for recommended temp, i wouldnt go about 50 degrees.

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Cof
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Everest also has a temperature monitoring section: http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3
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by:Lakefront
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callandor: great product. and freeware??

Cof: that's 50 degrees CELSIUS correct?
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by:Callandor
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Yes, that's free - great for analyzing your system.
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by:cofneverlivetotell
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yes celcius, 50F is only 10deg C, colder than room temperature

Callandor, i tried eversest myself, but found SpeedFan much easier to use.  just an opinion, but everest goes into a lot more detail.

Cheers
Cof
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by:cofneverlivetotell
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Yes, your processor will probably keep working over 50 deg C, but its probably a good idea to increase your cooling power unless you do fry it.  My P4 2.66 never goes above 30 Deg C.
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Cheers, gl with that
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ThanQ
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