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Dell Temperature Control Software?


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Tfire136

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Hello everyone! I have a Dell 8400 and I am wondering if there is any software out there that will allow me to monitor temperatures, voltage values and fan status. I know that Everest does not support it and I heard that Dell has some kind of funky chip. Would like to keep tabs on this stuff and just wondering if such a program exists for these machines. Thanks in advance!!
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dell does have some weird sensors that alot of programs can't work with...try speedfan (google it) and see if that works
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I did try and install Speedfan but the only Temp I get is for my 160 GB hard drive.....nothing else. Are there any other programs you would recomend???
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You might try PC wizard ive always had success with it.
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Gave that one a try also. The only thing that comes up is the Hardrive temp....its at 102F right now is it possible that this temperature reflects how hot the rest of the system is????
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you might be able to check the temps in bios ....run the machien for a while at high usage then restart into the bios and look for a system health section....

dell has some proprietary boards and oft times don't even put temp sensors on them...and if they do put them...alot of progs won't read them


if you HD is at 102F...one would assume the proc would be warmer...as the HD tends to be a few degrees higher than ambient temp and the proc is usually a few degrees higher than the HD...
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