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Old 11-23-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
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I need a good cpu Monitor


I have installed fold@home and seti@home. I will be running them a lot, either at the same time or alternating. This wil mean constant use of my cpu(AMD Athlon XP 2800+ -2.08GHz-)
I noticed that when I run Set@home from the command line the fan kicks in and goes constantly. These programs are suppose to be safe and will not fry the cpu but I would like to monitor it myself. So my first question is what's a safe tempature for My cpu and second can anyone recommend a good cpu monitoring program, command line or gui(doesn't matter,) as long as I can keep track of the temprature.

I am using Mandrake 10.1 Community with 512 mb DDR SDRAM, AMD Atahalon XP 2800+


Thanks

Webwolf

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Old 11-23-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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Start Menu Icon -> System Tools -> System Monitor

and to figure out the proper temps, pop out the CPU and check it. Or refer to a users manual if it had one. Last but not least, and probably most, Google it or check www.amd.com
 
Old 11-23-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thanks. The link checked out.

As far as the start menu/system tools/system monitor it is not there. I checked out /start menu/system and more applicatoins but couldn't find a system monitor. There is a spot for system information, what hardware is installed, but not for monitoring any of it.

I did google it already. I found khealth and a couple of others but khealth won't install, major dependecies problems and the other ones I have found do not tell me the temprature.

Webwolf

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Old 11-23-2004, 04:08 PM   #4
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You might want to try using gkrellm. It requires lm_sensors to load the temperature values, etc, and it can give you a lot of information about your CPU: temperature, % usage, load, and even your fan speeds if you need them.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 04:54 PM   #5
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yes, I was going to actually recommend that next :-P

Seems to work fine on Fedora. (gkrellm)

Good luck!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:23 PM   #6
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GKrellM is great. This is what I want. Now I need some help, lol.

I have been searching and trying to understand this. I installed lm_sensors through mandrakes urpmi, also the devel, etc, packages. Now I need to do more and this is where I am getting lost.

I open konsole, su'd and typed sensors, this is what I got;

"$sensors
Can't access procfs/sysfs file
Unable to find i2c bus information;
For 2.6 kernels, make sure you have mounted sysfs and done
'modprobe i2c_sensor'!
For older kernels, make sure you have done 'modprobe i2c-proc'!
"

So I did this with the following results;

"$# modprobe i2c_sensor
$# sensors
No sensors found!
"
I am doing this in Mandrake 10.1 community so it is not an older kernel.
Now it mentioned mounting sysfs, how do I do this and I am going in the right direction so far?

Thanks

Webwolf


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Old 11-24-2004, 08:27 AM   #7
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Same here: I installed gkrell, ran the 'modprobe i2c-proc' and 'sensors' commands, and get a 'No sensors found!' message.
I know my motherboard has a temperature sensor (in the BIOS), including an alarm, but does it mean the OS should be able to access that sensor?

Thanks,

Ben
 
Old 11-24-2004, 09:28 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sibidi
Same here: I installed gkrell, ran the 'modprobe i2c-proc' and 'sensors' commands, and get a 'No sensors found!' message.
I know my motherboard has a temperature sensor (in the BIOS), including an alarm, but does it mean the OS should be able to access that sensor?

Thanks,

Ben
Did you run sensors-detect and follow the instructions before you ran sensors?

Just a thought!
 
Old 11-24-2004, 09:42 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by robbow52
Did you run sensors-detect and follow the instructions before you ran sensors?

Just a thought!

It is telling me that it cannot open configure file becuase it can't find it. So I need to make a symbolic link, I think, somewhere. But I don't know where it should be.


Webwolf
 
Old 11-24-2004, 11:15 AM   #10
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If you used an rpm, try dropping it and just compiling from the source. If you got the source, the configure file should be in the source directory

Remember to conigure with a ./configure

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