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Topic # 96225 22-Jan-2012 19:40 Send private message

Hi,
I am using Speedfan 4.34 and I do not know what the temperatures listed there mean. The ones labelled HD0, HD1, HD2, Core are obvious, but there are others called Temp1, Temp2, Temp3 which I do not know what they are.

I have attached the log files generated by Speedfan, maybe someone can help me identify where these temperatures are read from (what area / hardware)?

I am looking to find this one out, as Temp2 and Temp3 used to reach way higher values (up to 95-98 and respectively  115 - 118), which worried me. I just assumed the readings are not very precise, as I believe no components would survive these temps. Now I placed everything inside a new case (proper HTPC case, Silverstone Grandia GD05) and the temps dropped significantly (see attached recent logs) but the highest one is still at 82-85C.

I believe I have hardware acceleration working, as the CPU load is 12% - 18% (max 20% for few seconds) when watching TV ONE, TV2 or TV3 (DVB-T). Long time ago when things were not set up properly I recall CPU load of approx 50 - 60% most of the time.

Could the highest temp be the Northbridge?

Regards,
Chris.


PS: I did not figure out how to attach the log files, here are relevant sections of them:

LOG FILE:

Seconds Temp1 Temp2 Temp3 HD0   HD1    Core    HD2
48631    28.0    46.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    27.0    37.0
48634    28.0    48.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    27.0    37.0
48637    28.0    44.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    26.0    37.0
48640    28.0    44.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48644    28.0    44.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    26.0    37.0
48647    28.0    44.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    26.0    37.0
48650    28.0    43.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48653    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48656    28.0    45.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48659    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48662    28.0    44.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48665    28.0    45.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48668    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    28.0    37.0
48671    28.0    45.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    26.0    37.0
48674    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    28.0    37.0
48677    28.0    44.0    86.0    43.0    34.0    26.0    37.0
48680    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48683    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48686    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48689    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    25.0    37.0
48693    28.0    43.0    85.0    43.0    34.0    27.0    37.0
48696    28.0    43.0    85.0    46.0    34.0    25.0    38.0
48699    28.0    43.0    85.0    46.0    34.0    25.0    38.0


SPEEDFAN CONFIG FILE

xxx version 2.01

xxx Link UniqueID=ISA@$290
Name=ISA
Address=$290
xxx end

xxx Link UniqueID=PCI@$0
Name=PCI
Address=$0
xxx end

xxx Link UniqueID=SMBusAtiIgp@$B00
Name=SMBus
Address=$B00
xxx end

xxx Link UniqueID=ISA@$228
Name=ISA
Address=$228
xxx end

xxx Link UniqueID=SMART@$0
Name=SMART
Address=$0
xxx end

xxx Sensor UniqueID=IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
Name=IT8718F
UsedBUS=ISA
Address=$228
Link=ISA
StickyProps=2
Property=12 |PWMOUT clock| set to |0.75M|
Property=19 |PWM 3 mode| set to |Software controlled|
xxx end

xxx Sensor UniqueID=WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0WD-WMASY2407613
Name=HD0 (640.1GB)
UsedBUS=SMART
Address=$0
Link=SMART
StickyProps=0
xxx end

xxx Sensor UniqueID=WDC WD800BB-00JHC0WD-WMAM9A519669
Name=HD1 (80.0GB)
UsedBUS=SMART
Address=$1
Link=SMART
StickyProps=0
xxx end

xxx Sensor UniqueID=ST3500418AS6VM0LC8M
Name=HD2 (500.1GB)
UsedBUS=SMART
Address=$2
Link=SMART
StickyProps=0
xxx end

xxx Sensor UniqueID=AMD K8@$0(onPCI@$0)
Name=AMD K8
UsedBUS=PCI
Address=$0
Link=PCI
StickyProps=0
xxx end

xxx the end

xxx Pwm 1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Speed01
active=true
min=0
max=30
variate=true
xxx end

xxx Pwm 2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Speed02
active=true
min=31
max=70
variate=true
xxx end

xxx Pwm 3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Speed03
active=true
min=71
max=100
variate=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Temp1
active=true
wanted=40
warning=55
offset=0
intray=false
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Temp2
active=true
wanted=43
warning=55
offset=0
intray=false
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Temp3
active=true
wanted=40
warning=50
offset=0
intray=false
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 1 from WDC WD800BB-00JHC0WD-WMAM9A519669
name=HD0
active=true
wanted=40
warning=50
offset=0
intray=false
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 1 from WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0WD-WMASY2407613
name=HD1
active=true
wanted=40
warning=50
offset=0
intray=false
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 1 from AMD K8@$0(onPCI@$0)
name=Core
active=true
wanted=40
warning=60
offset=0
intray=true
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Temp 1 from ST3500418AS6VM0LC8M
name=HD2
active=true
wanted=40
warning=50
offset=0
intray=false
UsedPwms=3
pwm=1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
pwm=3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
logged=true
xxx end

xxx Fan 1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Fan1
active=true
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Fan 2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Fan2
active=true
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Fan 3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Fan3
active=true
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Fan 4 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Fan4
active=true
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 1 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Vcore1
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 2 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Vcore2
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 3 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=+3.3V
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 4 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=+5V
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 5 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=+12V
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 6 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=-12V
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 7 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=-5V
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 8 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=+5V
active=false
logged=false
xxx end

xxx Volt 9 from IT8718F@$228(onISA@$228)
name=Vbat
active=false
logged=false
xxx end








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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 572120 22-Jan-2012 20:56 Send private message

i found different versions of speed fan listed my laptop i7
core temps differently.. like there was a jump for 75cel to
max of 95cel..
as I was getting too hot the HP thing powered off
so i stuck with the latest version since gave the highest
readings.. old was 4.39 and the new one your using


as for temps it can be hard to work out some of them

but HD = hard drive temp (0, 1 and so on would be
which harddrive in the system) but working out if
its C drive or D drive can be tricky
C: would normally be HD0 and D:=HD1

as for Temp1 so on.. anyones guess think it confuses most people
you think would be a better way to make friend labels
by the developer

PW = would be power something

and CPU0 and so on would be each core temps

as much as I can help.. someone might help you with more here

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  Reply # 572316 23-Jan-2012 12:02 Send private message

Ive just spent the weekend playing with this after my case fan stopped working last week !

I installed Speedfan and had worked out what temp0,1 and 2 meant but its apparantly different for each and every motherboard. All suggestions I found said to search for Speedfan on your motherboard websites.

Several also mentioned Speedfan not being half as good as HWMonitor and so I switched to that. Whereas Speedfan gave me information on fans I didnt have HWMonitor had it all under control and didnt give massive false reading on my NB which Speedfan is known to to.

HWMonitor doesnt allow for controlling the fan speeds (that Im aware of) but my motherboard does that by default.

All I need now is a quieter cpu fan :)




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  Reply # 572348 23-Jan-2012 13:07 Send private message

I would expect the highest temp to be the northbridge, but who knows.

I had similar questions which were answered by viewing the support forums for my motherboard. Post the model number.

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