Recommended Motherboard/Fan/Temp Monitor?

By }{yBr!D^
May 9, 2006
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  1. What would you guys recommend that takes accurate readings of whats going on in the tower... inregards to Temp, voltage, fan speeds etc etc...

    My old Intel system comes with one (motherboard) AMD systems don't for some reason. (Depending on the board of course... which this one is MSI.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`d recommend either the free Everest programme from HERE, or the speedfan programme from HERE. Why not get them both, then you can compare results.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 74

    My God, everest is over kill, but I like lol... both seem rather accurate yet everest is easier to read...

    Field Value
    Sensor Properties
    Sensor Type Winbond W83697HF (ISA 290h)
    GPU Sensor Type National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4Ch)

    Temperatures
    Motherboard 31 °C (88 °F)
    CPU 54 °C (129 °F)
    GPU 43 °C (109 °F)
    GPU Ambient 39 °C (102 °F)
    WDC WD1600JB-00EVA0 33 °C (91 °F)

    Cooling Fans
    CPU 2377 RPM
    Chassis 5819 RPM
  4. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 74

    One more thing.. on speedfan, why does it show fire @ 51 C? I know its hot but its within the safe zone pretty much... all in all there is a new HSF coming which shold drop it a bit.. hopefully in the 40's... (btw the one I'm using now isn't an OEM HSF)
  5. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 74

    By the way, ultimate edition is way better :D
  6. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Posts: 625

    PC Wizard is pretty good also. I have Everest Ultimate Edition but it doesnt give me my PSU temperature but PC Wizard 2006 does.
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    not all Intel mobos come with temp monitoring programs. and many AMD mobos do indeed come with monitoring software. It is completely dependant on the mobo maker and has nothing to do with Intel or AMD.


    that's a trick question. there are no accurate software based temp monitors. it is not uncommon to have temp readings as much as 10c off their actual temps.

    They are not good for giving you actual temp readings... what they are good for is giving you "before and after" temp comparisons.
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