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Old 01-03-2005, 08:57 PM   #1
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CPU Speed and Temp Monitor

Hey, I am working on building a new comp at the moment and that has inspired me to do a bit more daring things with the comp i am currently running on. My current project is to overclock the CPU as much as i can. Anyways, this is a bit hard to do safely without a CPU speed and temperature monitoring app/prog. So i set out to find one but all the ones i found were for windows, so if you could just paste a link to where i could download a monitor for linux (slackware 10) that'd be great.
Old 01-03-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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you might want to try the "sensors" package and "gkrellm"
Old 01-03-2005, 10:15 PM   #3
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First, install and configure "lm_sensors," then install and configure "gkrellm."

lm_sensors will detect all your sensor info, and gkrellm will display them.
Old 01-04-2005, 05:17 AM   #4
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well... it didn't work as i had hoped, is it entirely neccesary to get lm_sensors before gkrellm? Cause i have had gkrellm for several months, and as always the sensors tab shows everything to be locked and the info tab within the sensors tab says that no sensors were detected. *shrugs* Pehaps my crappy MB is not compatible to do these things? i know that i don't have the... eh... aicp thing. Should i get it? I'd rather not mess with the kernel if i don't have to.
Old 01-04-2005, 05:25 AM   #5
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what was the problem with lm_sensors? Are you on the default kernel or a custom one?
Old 01-04-2005, 08:26 AM   #6
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gkrellm will display the sensor readings that lm-sensors gives it. So, yes, you will need lm_sensors installed to get all the info you want from gkrellm. Don't worry, I'm fairly new to Linux too and was paranoid of going through the lm_sensors installation. I found that once you enter the default answers during the lm_sensors install (just keep pressing ENTER to all the questions), then everything will work out just fine.

Good luck, and please come back if you have any more questions.
Old 01-09-2005, 07:42 AM   #7
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OK, I tried to use lm_sensors through gkrellm and I've got some temperature readings. Whoopee!

Unfortunately they say my processor is presently nicely simmering away around the cool 602 degrees C mark!

Any idea how to get it to give me useful values?

(BTW, have scoured the docs, faqs and stuff for about 4 hours today, and can't make any sense of it!)


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