command for cpu temp, cpu fan speed

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command for cpu temp, cpu fan speed

Postby tinny on Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:33 pm

I am running Bianca on an Athlon 1400 system, and this processor runs very hot. I need to monitor the cpu temp, as well as cpu fan speed.

In GTK+, one command is gkrellm , but that interface is a bit tedious. Is there a command for gnome that calls the cpu temp, the value that you see in BIOS. I want to see this from Desktop. (I didnt get a response for gkrellm when I entered it from command line in Mint 2.2)

This computer is running at 55C with a large cooler and a case fan. Without case fan, the cpu temp was 58C. With smaller heatsink, the cpu temp was over 60C.

I'm looking for something like MBM (Motherboard Monitor, for Windows).
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Postby tommyj12 on Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:23 pm

lm sensors will do that. There are plenty of applets out there. Do a Google search for gnome temperature monitor.

Here is a good link: ... -lmsensors
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Postby NiksaVel on Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:35 am


it's a nice applet you keep in your panel, same look as the frequency monitor so you can group them side by side...
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