Heat Monitoring Tools

By Vehementi · 8 replies
Feb 9, 2002
  1. Anyone know what the best heat monitoring and/or system usage monitor program out there? I use AsusProbe, but I think it takes up too much RAM and CPU instruction.
  2. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 156

    Best would be a hardware reporting tool (asus iPanel, digidoc, ...).

    Anyway, just start the prog when you need it and close it when done.
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Yea, I've heard of the iPanel. It fits in a 5 1/4 bay, right? I do have an Asus motherboard, so I'll look into that! Thanks.
  4. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia TS Rookie Posts: 107

    Look up Motherboard Monitor. I've had good experiences with it so far. As far as how much system resources it takes up you'll have to find out on your own.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Prepare my star destroyer...

    Yes, and it makes your machine look totally kick ***!


    If you are in to that sort of thing.


    Note that in the picture, its the bay with the numerical display.... if you want all those other very geeky switches you will have to look into adding them as well.

    This is an argument for a very big tower case. Remember that a drive bay can be utilised by (surprise, surprise) actually putting a useful device in it, such as SCSI tape drive, cd-rw, extra CD-ROM drive, etc.
  6. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 156


    I have the iPanel and this is like the coolest toy I have. Very impressive (specially friends tend to say: "Woooow, what's that?", and the less they know about PC, the cooler they find it.) Anyway, beside cool it is very useful and it actually works. Don't undersestimate the front usb ports, way to easy when using joysticks and gamepads.

    Besides, if you compare it to other monitoring hardware, this one is very cheap, less than € 25.
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Anyone know the price of the iPanel in dollars? C'mon...I live in America...
  8. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 156

    Lill less than $ 25. € 1 is almost $ 1 :).
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    When running on my system, it takes up around 1.232k of memory, and that'smore or less it... (I can't notice any difference whether it's running or not (on a Athlon 1.4Ghz, 256Mb)

    And it's a quite nice app with enough functions to satisfy me... (Though the accuracy depends on the mobo sensor...)
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