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Free/Open Source Motherboard Sensor Monitor App?

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Member CommonPosts: 10,910

OK hardware wizards, I would like to get a monitoring application for my motherboard to check the temperature and fan speed sensors. It would be a bonus if I could check my video card fan speed and temp as well. I would (obviously) prefer Free or Open Source, but a feature limited version of a pay application could be good. It's not likely I'd want to actually buy anything, since my usage will likely be very temporary, but it's not impossible.

I'm running Windows XP, with an Intel e6750 dual core proc on a Gigabyte motherboard.

Any suggestions?

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  • BrodterBrodter Member Posts: 73
    Just Google hardware monitor. There are several free ones out there. You can always check these temperatures in your BIOS.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Member CommonPosts: 10,910


    Originally posted by Brodter
    Just Google hardware monitor. There are several free ones out there. You can always check these temperatures in your BIOS.

    Checking the temp in the Bios kind of defeats the purpose of seeing what kind of load your machine is under while playing games and such.

    However, that's what I'm doing with Google. I have found that there's benefit in asking people who may know more than me about something. :-)

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  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,059

    SpeedFan is my favorite.

    HWMonitor is lightweight and I use it a good deal too.

  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,514

    Rainmeter is good for cpu core loads and ram usage.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Member CommonPosts: 10,910


    Originally posted by Ridelynn
    SpeedFan is my favorite.HWMonitor is lightweight and I use it a good deal too.

    SpeedFan seems pretty cool. The option to muck about with your fans makes me a little nervous though. :-)

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