Laptop temp monitoring...how? where?
Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:29 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:14 AM
Although notebooks tend to be proprietary, this issue cannot be divided into notebook vs PC motherboards. While it is likely notebooks, which are very susceptible to heat problems, will have sophisticated monitoring, so too can PC motherboards. Whether or not the HW monitoring controller chip identifies itself or not has nothing to do with it being a notebook or PC. I just tried various monitoring programs on this PC and I cannot identify the motherboard's monitoring chip either. However, HW Monitor from the makers of CPUID, supports most IT87 series and Winbond chips. On this machine, it does see that I have an IT87 series chip, but it cannot identify it precisely. A quick inspection of my manual's Motherboard Board Layout diagram, I can see I have an IT8720.
I know that on desktop motherboards there is an I/O chip that is responsible for reading and interpreting the temp sensor signals that come in from the CPU and other places, and that temp monitor software will usually call out that chip. I've installed CoreTemp on the laptop so I can see what the CPU is doing, and I've tried a couple other programs (CPUID and Open Source Monitor) and, while they will identify the board, they do not identify an I/O chip, so I wonder how the laptop motherboard differs from a desktop motherboard in how it handles temp data (what part of the chipset does this in a laptop?)...
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:30 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:44 AM
...it picks up the board (identified only as 'Hewlett-Packard 309B', the CPU ('AMD Turion 64 ML-37'), and the two HDDs ('ST9100822A')...I'll check out an older version and see what it does...
...thanx...from one ex-AF to another ...
Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:18 AM
...thanx...from one ex-AF to another
Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:08 PM
...I was wondering about this because if I could identify the offending chip, it would be possible to replace it (as long as it isn't a BGA!) and presumably repair the board...
Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:10 PM
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