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Dell Dimension E510 Temp Monitoring?

By Boogityboo04
Jan 26, 2006
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  1. I just got a Dimension E510 and have found it to be pretty un-moddable. I was wondering if anyone knew a way to check the temperature on one of these because it seems to have on sensor but no application seems to be able to access it.
  2. acoroian

    acoroian TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Well there is a way to check CPU temperature in the bios screen at bootup

    Dell bios F2

    But for real time monitoring i think maybe you should spend some money on a Phisical Temperature monitor

    For example : http://www.xoxide.com/misccooling.html

    Check out some other websites that have them maybe you can find one thats cheaper or it looks the way you want.
  3. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 351

    The Dell BIOS seems to be pretty severely restricted, there is no System Health information screen, or anything much else for that matter
  4. acoroian

    acoroian TS Rookie Posts: 23

    do you think a hardware monitor would be better than getting some software installed ?? (if its so restrictive its probbaly not going to let anything monitor it anyway)

    Did you check the link i posted?

    What do you think of that?
  5. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 256

    http://www.stvsoft.com/ this is as good program to monitor temps from your desktop...it just reads from your BIOS, but hey, it saves u the trouble of restarting and hitting that hot key all the time
  6. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 351

    Yea, I like the hardware monitors, but at the moment I don't have the cash to buy one
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