[SOLVED] CPU core temperature report never fluctuates in KDE System Guard
I see a temperature reported for the CPU of 40 deg C in KDE System Guard. It never fluctuates. Upon boot-up, In BIOS, I see 32 - 38 deg C, never above 40 deg C. Other installations on other machines report fluctuations (32 bit kbuntu, fedora core5, etc.) I have the resolution set for very very close to 40 deg C (39.9999 deg C and +40.0001 deg C) yet see NO fluctuaton. Seems either stuck or rock solid at 40 deg C.
My question is: is the CPU, MB, cooler, working wonderfully or is there a known issue? I might get a heatgun or can of chiller, but thought I'd ask here, first. I don't want to pull the fan connection off, yet either. Thanks for any help.
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard,
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz CPU,
XIGMATEK HDT-D1264 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler,
installation is 64 bit mandriva powerpack, 2008 edition
question answered: report from KDE System Guard is not correct
Thanks, installed lm_sensors; output as follows:
Adapter: PCI adapter
fluctuates a bit, so I know it is a live reading:
Adapter: PCI adapter
The conclusion is that the report from KDE System Guard is not correct. Question answered.
I suppose next step is to write a report to Asus and the KDE development team via bugs.kde.org. Bigtom, would you have any data to add before I write the report?
Is it unusual for the core temps to be 10 deg C apart? I suppose the geometry of the chip and placement of the sensor(s) or their geographical location on the chip would require some difference to appear for each core but is that 10 deg C something to be concerned with? In deg F that is:
Seems pretty cool to me. Ambient is about the same as the other night, 21 deg C. That's roughly 5 for the 0 and 15 deg C for the 1 core above ambient.
One last thought, I do not know where kde system guard is looking to grab that temp. I suspect that it is not the core temp because there should be two reports but maybe it is seeing mb temp or something else. I'll try to figure it out and update this thread as soon as I do, so I'll keep the thread open for a while longer unless moderators think otherwise.