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Jul 25th, 2012, 12:47 PM
I'm having some weird issue with my pc and wanted to get a temerature monitor. What I want is something that sits in the system tray and diplays the current temp. I read about Coretemp but from the web site I ca't tell if it has a system tray display. Also don't know if it supports my Pentium 4 - I don't see Pentium 4 listed, although it has "All Pentium E2000, E2100, E2200, E5000, E6000 and E7000 series."
Can anyone advise me? Or maybe there's a better software out there?
Jul 25th, 2012, 02:51 PM
For coretemp, they have a tray icon which shows on your screen (where you have battery icon, volume icon etc <- Windows 7 system). Good program.
One idea - try running Coretempt then any Prime95 test. See what happens to your temperature. If it does a HUGE jump then there is something wrong...
Jul 25th, 2012, 02:56 PM
CoreTemp, SpeedFan, and RealTemp all have tray temp indicators. You'll have to try each one to see if they support your CPU. Personally I use RealTemp or CoreTemp; SpeedFan uses the BIOS temp monitor which can sometimes be wrong if your CPU has DTS (digital thermal sensor) inside the chip. For my CPU (Q6600) SpeedFan displays -10c temps compared to Real/CoreTemp
Jul 25th, 2012, 08:46 PM
Speedfan works with pentium 4. And it doesn't have to be BIOS temperature - you can select from any sensor that has been detected.
Jul 25th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Jul 26th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Thanks guys, will check them out...
Jul 27th, 2012, 09:22 AM
So I installed Coretemp, but I can't figure out how it works. It always shows 0 on the display. It knows my cpu so I'm guessing it's working, but I don't know what "'Core Temp = Tjunction - Delta'" means, according to the web site. Why is it always 0?
If coretemp is equal to Tmpin1, and my tmpin1 is reported at 100C according to SIW, then is 0 normal?
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:21 PM
Just installed Core Temp, nifty little gadget.
Just wondering if this looks normal? My laptop seems to be running a lot hotter than it used to. Had it for almost exactly two years now (got it when StarCraft II came out :cheesygri)
The only application I'm running right at this moment (other than CoreTemp) is Firefox.
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Aug 4th, 2012, 11:56 PM
You can use HWMonitor, it works on Pentium 4. Also you can use SpeedFan and Everest, these are also appropriate for Pentium 4.