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Old 02-04-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000, and I wanted to see if there was any way for me to monitor the motherboard temperature without downloading any additional software. One of the fans (I think) is heat-sensitive, so I know theres some kind of thermostat built into the motherboard..how can I see what temperature it is?
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
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I doubt it. I'd just download a program, like SpeedFan.
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
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I doubt it. I'd just download a program, like SpeedFan.
Can I have a link? No spyware on it right?
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A simple google search... http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:52 AM   #5
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I downloaded it..I can monitor temps, but I can't seem to change fan speeds. Hard drive is around 40, and 'Temp1' is around 31; those seem to be pretty good temps, right?
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Yes, that's good
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:03 AM   #7
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After about a half hour to an hour of gaming, the DIMM temp monitor climbs up past 50, and most of the other temps are low 40s/high 30s; could these temps be harmful over time?
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:46 PM   #8
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Hmm, I don't know about the DIMM temperature... But isn't that memory? I don't know, I think it'll be fine... But, I've never heard of a temperature monitor on the memory. My laptop heats up a lot more than yours, well within the safe temperatures (HDD at about 48 Celsius, Turion 64 CPU at about 60 Celsius).
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Hmm, I don't know about the DIMM temperature... But isn't that memory? I don't know, I think it'll be fine... But, I've never heard of a temperature monitor on the memory. My laptop heats up a lot more than yours, well within the safe temperatures (HDD at about 48 Celsius, Turion 64 CPU at about 60 Celsius).
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the DIMM is the RAM slot. If I put my hand under the laptop where the RAM is, it feels like the hottest part of the laptop, so it seems accurate.

At first I only had 2 temp readings, 'Temp1' and 'HD1,' but I downloaded one of the user configurations so now I've got about 5 or 6.
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