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Old 01-16-2020, 10:43 AM   #1
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What is sensors telling me?

Can anyone tell me what the terminal "sensors" is telling me on my laptop? Don't know what the headings mean.

Adapter: ISA adapter

Package id 0: +46.0C (high = +87.0C, crit = +105.0C)
Core 0: +44.0C (high = +87.0C, crit = +105.0C)
Core 1: +39.0C (high = +87.0C, crit = +105.0C)

Adapter: Virtual device

temp1: +46.0C (crit = +104.0C)

Adapter: ISA adapter

fan1: 3637 RPM

Last edited by rjs1943; 01-16-2020 at 10:49 AM.
Old 01-16-2020, 12:34 PM   #2
Flavio R. Cavalcanti
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Not sure.

I guess that...:

Package id 0: +46.0C (high = +87.0C, crit = +105.0C)
In my hardware it seems to be the CPU Temperature: 46.0C
If it would reach 87.0C you should find it high.
If it would reach 105C there would be risk of burning, if it don't automaticly restart itself.

It seems that your CPU has 2 cores. Same as above, for each Core (0 and 1)

temp1: +46.0C (crit = +104.0C)
It may be your MoterBoard's Temperature (same as above for Critical value).
Usually, it should be a few less than CPU Temp.

fan1: 3637 RPM
Your CPU Fan speed at this moment.

Note that if you run:

$ sensors

you will get just the instant values.

If you run:

$ sudo watch sensors

you will get all variations along the time, until you press CTRL+C to interrupt.

Just for a moment, I got it:

$ sensors
Adapter: ISA adapter
cpu_fan: 0 RPM

Adapter: ISA adapter
Package id 0: +38.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Core 0: +35.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Core 1: +37.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Core 2: +34.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Core 3: +35.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Core 4: +35.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Core 5: +38.0C (high = +82.0C, crit = +100.0C)
Yes, I don't get my Fan speed, nor my MotherBoard's Temp ─ but I know it is 28C just now, because I get it with Conky.

Here is what I know about Conky in my previous hardware, with 2 Cores:

(There is a Translate button at the top of right column).

Last edited by Flavio R. Cavalcanti; 01-16-2020 at 12:38 PM. Reason: Additional info.
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