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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

HWMonitor















This is what HWMonitor looks like
It shows the temperature taken by the thermal sensors inside your computer
Usually you will have no use for however it can act as a diagnostic tool such as computer slow downs especally graphic cards during intense gaming.Above all else isn't it interesting to know how hot is your internal component running?
The software is from CPUID team at http://www.cpuid.com/
Things to note about this applet
1)Small in size
2)No install required to uninstall just delete it
The software is obtained from their website in 2 versions 32bit and 64 bit
32bit is for all standard Windows XP 32bit and Vista 32bit
64bit is for those 64bit Vista Edition there is also Windows XP 64 bit edition but you rarely come across it.
To know what operating system you are running simply right click "My Computer" and select "Properties"
http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php
Glossary
ACPI a power management technology implementation built into recent systems
AMD Turion X2 refer to the dual core AMD Processor core#0 and core#1
GPU refer to the graphic card temperature
While HDD refer to the Harddisk temperature obtained from SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)

2 comments:

LaserLight said...

Hey, nice blog. I will be reading all the posts.

I tried cpuid and wonder where did my graphics card go :o
http://i33.tinypic.com/2ey7rpl.png

Also, is there anything overheating that I should be worried about?

Thanks.

Weinter said...

Not all Graphics Adapter Temperature will appear on HWMonitor because for it to show, there must be a thermal diode on it.
Some graphics adapters do not have thermal diode especially Intel Integrated Graphics.
For Overheating issues normally there is no need to worry
Unless
1)Your CPU is overclocked you may need to monitor temperature
Too high your computer will lag or shutdown automatically to save your system.
2)Also dust can prevent heat dissipation so spray out dust using vacuum can maybe once a year.
3)A high temperature of the GPU can indicate PowerMizer is not enabled.