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Old 10-14-2003, 01:23 PM   #1
Pete Dogg
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understanding lm_sensors output


This is my lm_sensors output:
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w83781d-i2c-0-2d
Adapter: SMBus ALI15X3 adapter at e800
Algorithm: Non-I2C SMBus adapter
VCore 1: +2.46 V (min = +3.33 V, max = +3.66 V) ALARM
VCore 2: +2.48 V (min = +3.33 V, max = +3.66 V) ALARM
+3.3V: +3.58 V (min = +3.14 V, max = +3.46 V) ALARM
+5V: +5.07 V (min = +4.74 V, max = +5.24 V)
+12V: +12.46 V (min = +11.36 V, max = +12.58 V) ALARM
-12V: -11.96 V (min = -12.59 V, max = -11.33 V)
-5V: -5.09 V (min = -5.25 V, max = -4.74 V)
fan1: 0 RPM (min = 3000 RPM, div = 2) ALARM
fan2: 0 RPM (min = 3000 RPM, div = 2) ALARM
fan3: 0 RPM (min = 3000 RPM, div = 2) ALARM
temp1: +39C (limit = +60C)
temp2: +45.5C (limit = +60C, hysteresis = +50C)
temp3: +208.0C (limit = +60C, hysteresis = +50C)
vid: +3.500 V
alarms:
beep_enable:
Sound alarm disabled

eeprom-i2c-0-50
Adapter: SMBus ALI15X3 adapter at e800
Algorithm: Non-I2C SMBus adapter
Memory type: SDR SDRAM DIMM
Memory size (MB): 64

eeprom-i2c-0-51
Adapter: SMBus ALI15X3 adapter at e800
Algorithm: Non-I2C SMBus adapter
Memory type: SDR SDRAM DIMM
Memory size (MB): 64

eeprom-i2c-0-52
Adapter: SMBus ALI15X3 adapter at e800
Algorithm: Non-I2C SMBus adapter
Memory type: SDR SDRAM DIMM
Memory size (MB): 128

ddcmon-i2c-2-50
Adapter: DDC Voodoo3/Banshee adapter
Algorithm: Bit-shift algorithm
Manufacturer ID: LIT
Model Number: 0x0000
Serial Number: 16843009
Manufacture Time: 1996-W25
EDID Version: 1.0
Monitor Size (cm): 20x28
Gamma Factor: 1.01
DPMS Modes: Active Off, Suspend, Standby
Established Timings: 720x400 @ 70 Hz
Established Timings: 640x480 @ 60/67/75 Hz
Established Timings: 800x600 @ 60/75 Hz
Established Timings: 832x624 @ 75 Hz
Established Timings: 1024x768 @ 87i/75 Hz
Established Timings: 1280x1024 @ 75 Hz
What I'm most interested in is knowing my cpu temperature and my fan rpm.
My cpu is an AMD K6-2 450Mhz, which one of those temp values appies for my cpu?
(I assume it's not temp3)

Also, there is no fan speed detected, why is that?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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No problem. It's in there.

temp1: +39C (limit = +60C)
temp2: +45.5C (limit = +60C, hysteresis = +50C)

temp2 is your CPU.

It may be that your fan does not include the rpm wire. It is usually yellow if you want to look and see. Should be connected pretty close to the CPU along with a black and red one.

You didn't ask this but I'll tell you anyway. You may want to install Gkrellm. It should be on the CD 2 or 3. In Mandrake 9.1 just go to start thing then Configuration then packaging then Install Software. Just search for Gkrellm and install it.

Need anything else?

 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:39 PM   #3
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thanks so much.

I guess temp1 is my motherboard temperature then.

I installed the gkrellm, great program thanks for offering the info.

i think my fan speed wasn't registering because my fan is sick and dieing. I'm going to get a new fan, then hopefully it see's the fan speed in sensors.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:56 PM   #4
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Your welcome.

Make sure when you get a fan that it has three wires not two. Most Thermaltake fans are good for that. Go to www.allthingstech.com and check them out. That's where I bought the four that I have in my rig. They have better shipping rates. Also make sure you get the right size. Some are 60mm and some are 80mm even a few 90mm whoppers.

You may want to right click on the top part of Gkrellm and check the configuration and settings. This is how I set mine up. Open a console and type in sensors. Then click on the temp and adjust the factor and offset until you get the right temps. Just get it within a couple degrees is OK.

For comparison, mine usually runs about 90F to 95F when idle and about 105F to 110F when blowing smoke. I do have a really big heatsink and a temp controlled fan for the heatsink.

There also more themes you can install too. I think it's http://web.wt.net/~billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html and just look around.

Later

 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:07 AM   #5
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thanks for the link. but they don't ship to Canada. I just went to radioshack and picked one up. You can't really get great fans for these old AMD K6-2's nowadays.

I got gkrellm all setup, it's detecting the cpu fan now. got the mb and cpu temps displaying.

one question about what you said about CPU temp. is the value given by sensors accurate or do i have to reboot to my bios to get a valid reading that I should adjust gkrellm to?

it's currently showing 37C for the CPU. which seems right.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:56 AM   #6
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As far as I know the output of sensors is accurate. I would believe it above everything except the ones in BIOS.

You should not have to reboot. It just may take a few seconds to update Gkrellm though. It only updates every few seconds. Make a change and then wait a bit till you see it change. Do rerun sensors a bit to get the updated temps. It displays the temp at the time you run the command and does not update till you run it again. Those temps can chage pretty quick.

The other sensor is the 'ambient' tempeture.

Also note that you can right click on the part of the display that contains the temps and a new setup window will appear. You can adjust the size, height, and such in there. You can right click on different parts of the window and get different setup windows.

That temp is about normal. A lot depends on your heatsink size and the fan. Mine is pretty big and changes really slow because of the mass, of course it takes longer to cool when it gets hot too.

Hope that helps. You may want to put Canada in your profile and your distro. Helps us a lot you're when getting help. Look at mine below. It tells just about everything about my system.

Stay warm.

 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:02 AM   #7
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thanks for all the help. it's working great now.

I added the info to my location and sig.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:28 AM   #8
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Great. Glad to help. There is a lot of software on those CDs by the way. I spent months searching the web and just happened to find it right there on the CD.

Do check out the different themes for Gkrellm. Some are strange but some are really cool looking. You can also download them some more to.

Sig looks good. That will surely help.

Good luck.

 
  


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