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Hi, Is there a program (or command) that can be used to monitor the CPU temperature and fan speeds? We used intel motherboards on our workstations and server. On our ...
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    Temperature and fan speed


    Hi,

    Is there a program (or command) that can be used to monitor the CPU temperature and fan speeds?

    We used intel motherboards on our workstations and server. On our workstations (which are running windows), we use Intel Active Monitor which lets us see the temperature and fan speed. Our servers are of course running linux, but we can't find a similar software for linux.

    Does anyone know of a program that would do this? We would prefer an intel product, but anything is better than nothing. And we would much rather a command-line program (we don't run X).

    Thanks.

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    I think I may have just found what I was looking for:

    http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/index.html

    If anyone knows of a better one, please let me know.

    Thanks.

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    there are a multitude of programs which display acpi information. Here are some related links.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/acpi

    http://open.iliad.fr/~clecourt/wmacpi/

    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...cpi-1430.shtml

    maybe this script will help

    http://modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~tuomov/rep...ptopstatus.lua
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    or with acpi you can do these commands

    cat /proc/acpi/fan/FAN/state (for fan of course)

    cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature (for cpu temp)


    you could probably write a simple script to automate this process for certain times of the day pretty easily. I'm not great at scripts though but someone here could probably help you
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