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Old 05-31-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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lm_sensors problem

Hi, I am obviously pretty new at Linux and I just got an Internship and I am starting to learn it. It's not too bad, but I have to set up the lm_sensors on a few computers and one of them is giving me a problem. These are the results when I enter 'sensors.'
Obviously the temperature is way off and I tried changing them from diode, transistor, and thermistor, but if they aren't 127C, they will be -47C. Then only Fan 2 works, but according to my BIOS, there are 4 fans...and I tried changing the fan divisors, but it didn't do anything...does anybody know how to fix any of these, especially the temperature..


Adapter: ISA adapter
VCore 1: +1.55 V (min = +1.26 V, max = +1.39 V)
VCore 2: +1.31 V (min = +1.26 V, max = +1.39 V)
+3.3V: +3.33 V (min = +3.14 V, max = +3.47 V)
+5V: +4.97 V (min = +4.76 V, max = +5.24 V)
+12V: +4.99 V (min = +10.82 V, max = +13.19 V)
-12V: -1.42 V (min = -13.18 V, max = -10.80 V)
-5V: -3.94 V (min = -5.25 V, max = -4.75 V)
V5SB: +5.54 V (min = +4.76 V, max = +5.24 V)
VBat: +3.28 V (min = +2.40 V, max = +3.60 V)
fan1: 0 RPM (min = 21093 RPM, div = 4)
fan2: 2576 RPM (min = 2986 RPM, div = 4)
fan3: 0 RPM (min = 21093 RPM, div = 4)
temp1: +127C (high = +80C, hyst = +75C) sensor = diode
temp2: +127.5C (high = +80C, hyst = +75C) sensor = diode ALARM
temp3: +127.5C (high = +80C, hyst = +75C) sensor = diode ALARM
vid: +1.325 V (VRM Version 8.5)
Sound alarm enabled
Old 05-31-2007, 08:27 AM   #2
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lm_sensors can be a bit of a tricky one to work with. The first thing you should check is if anyone else has come up with a conf file for the hardware you're using.

Have a look at
and see if your board is covered. Otherwise Google around for it.

The conf file dictates what formulas the readings are run through before being used. If this isn't correct then your reading never will be.


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