I recently download a program called Speedfan, but I believe that it isn't fully functioning. It provides me with 4 separate temperatures: the HD, Temp1 (ACPI), and Core 1 and Core 2. However, I've found that the ACPI temp, or temp 1, isn't actually fluctuating. All other temperatures are fluctuating normally, and in a good range, but the ACPI temp has been STUCK at falling 88 degrees F. It doesn't change at all. The last time I restarted my computer, it was again stuck, but last time it was STUCK at rising 126 degrees F. I don't believe that the temp 1, or ACPI temp monitor, is functioning.
I'm hoping to find a temperature monitor that will function before I call Alienware about a possible overheating problem again. When the ACPI temp was stuck at 126 F, it displayed a flame icon, indicating that the temp was too high. However, since the temperature was stuck there, for over a day until I restarted my computer, I really cannot call Alienware and give them accurate data about the temps that my laptop is running.
Does anyone have a program suggestion that will be compatible with an Alienware?