Originally Posted by alpha_hack
First of all, I want to tell you:
Don't post spam and
Don't post if you don't know exactly what I'm asking because I don't have time and money to give away for a new laptop !
As for the spam part, people won't post spam in reply to a question. Spammers start their own threads on those rare occasion when one slips in, and that thread gets closed in short order.
Second, it is entirely YOUR prerogative, whether or not you accept, use or abuse any information provided to you by members. LQ members will only provide you with information that they believe will help you solve your issue, or they might ask for more info from you..
If you use a members suggestion, and your laptop catches on fire and burns your house down, it's YOUR fault and/or YOUR problem. Not theirs. The advice is free, and no liability is implied or assumed.
Now, to address your issue: You ought to look into the lm_sensors project. That is the backend to just about every method of hardware monitoring used on Linux. The address is lm_sensors.org *I think* but you will have no trouble finding it anyways, using Google if need be.
The included default configuration file has suggested setups for many different boards and chips, however it may not have your EXACT setup.
Download the package if you haven't got it already, adn read the docs.
Setting up lm_sensors WILL require you to do some minor tuning of your kernel, for your onboard hardware monitoring chips and/or sensors.
My last motherboard was a MSI 845PE, which had some of the same guts as your board does (like the 82801 and 845 chipset; my 845PE used the w83267* Super-I/O chip), so if you go this route and would like me to post for you my old lm_sensors configuration for that board, please just ask! You might have different hardware monitor chips, but it's a start.
* That number might be wrong, but it's close.