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Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

Post by Mint007 »

Hello, all

I would like to monitor the system that you see in my signature.

Here is my (poor) result, so far: https://postimg.org/image/43agq29sn/
I could not upload my screenshot, file too large it kept saying, sorry

As you can see, I have managed to monitor my system's temperatures but I have NOT found ANY way to monitor my Core voltage (VCore), or the various other voltages my motherboard can show! Neither have I found how to monitor the current frequency my processor is running at.

In the screenshot, you see Psensor running after I have run lm-sensors and the System Monitor, of course.

- Which is the best monitoring tool for Voltages, Temperatures and Frequencies in Linux Mint 18 64 bit, Cinnamon ?

Thank you.
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Guys, anyone please?
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

Post by Jim Hauser »

You might look at Conky for monitoring your system. Conky has many options that I have yet to try but it might fit your needs. The image attached is from my system running Mint KDE 17.3 64 bit on an 8 core. Conky script is also attached (you might find some useful scraps...)

For the curious... I am running BOINC in the background hence the full core bars and graphs. I might also add that , previously, I was running this Conky (modified a bit) on a single core 2 gigahertz with 2.45 gigabytes memory without any problems.

Cheers!

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# Conky forked to background
background yes

# Print everything to stdout?
# out_to_console no

# Print everything to console?
# out_to_console no

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 2

# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0

#temperature default
temperature_unit fahrenheit

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes

# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
own_window_type normal

# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
own_window_transparent yes

# If own_window_transparent is set to no, you can set the background colour here
own_window_colour black

# If own_window is yes, these window manager hints may be used
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
#own_window_hints below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# Needed for transparent
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 255

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 260 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no

# Draw borders around graphs
draw_graph_borders yes

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 4

# border margins
border_inner_margin 4

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors
default_color white
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color black

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right
#alignment none

# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
# this setup avoids the cashew
gap_x 40
gap_y 10

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# number of cpu samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 1

# number of net samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
net_avg_samples 1

# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale no

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer none

TEXT
${color}      $sysname $kernel on $machine

Core 1: ${freq 1} MHz ${cpu cpu1}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu1 8,0}$color     
${color green}${cpugraph cpu1 8,0}$color
Core 2: ${freq 2} MHz ${cpu cpu2}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu2 8,0}$color        
${color green}${cpugraph cpu2 8,0}$color
Core 3: ${freq 3} MHz ${cpu cpu3}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu3 8,0}$color     
${color green}${cpugraph cpu3 8,0}$color
Core 4: ${freq 4} MHz ${cpu cpu4}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu4 8,0}$color       
${color green}${cpugraph cpu4 8,0}$color
Core 5: ${freq 5} MHz ${cpu cpu5}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu5 8,0}$color       
${color green}${cpugraph cpu5 8,0}$color
Core 6: ${freq 6} MHz ${cpu cpu6}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu6 8,0}$color        
${color green}${cpugraph cpu6 8,0}$color
Core 7: ${freq 7} MHz ${cpu cpu7}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu7 8,0}$color       
${color green}${cpugraph cpu7 8,0}$color
Core 8: ${freq 8} MHz ${cpu cpu8}% ${color green}${cpubar cpu8 8,0}$color       
${color green}${cpugraph cpu8 8,0}$color

#  network inbound and outbound
${color}Network  Inbound ${color green}${downspeed eth0}
${color}${color green}${downspeedgraph eth0 26,0}
${color}Network Outbound ${color green}${upspeed eth0}
${color}${color green}${upspeedgraph eth0 26,0}

#  disk input and output
${color}SDA Read ${color green}${diskio_read /dev/sda}
${color}${color green}${diskiograph_read /dev/sda 26,0 }
${color}SDA Write ${color green}${diskio_write /dev/sda}
${color}${color green}${diskiograph_write /dev/sda 26,0 }

${color}SDB Read ${color green}${diskio_read /dev/sdb}
${color}${color green}${diskiograph_read /dev/sdb 26,0  }
${color}SDB Write ${color green}${diskio_write /dev/sdb}
${color}${color green}${diskiograph_write /dev/sdb 26,0  }

#
#  ram and swap
#
${color}Available RAM:${color green} $memmax
${color}RAM Usage:${color green} $mem ($memperc%) 
${membar 12,0}
${color}Available SWAP:${color green} $swapmax
${color}SWAP Usage:${color green} $swap ($swapperc%) 
${swapbar 12,0}

# partition space left / total space
# to make this work partitions are automounted at startup
${color}SDA KDE Root$color  ${fs_free_perc /}%$alignr${fs_free /} / ${fs_size /}
${color green}${fs_bar 6 /}
${color}SDA KDE Home$color  ${fs_free_perc /home/}%$alignr${fs_free /home/} / ${fs_size /home/}
${color green}${fs_bar 6 /home/}
${color}SDA Restore$color  ${fs_free_perc /media/jim/Restore/}%$alignr${fs_free /media/jim/Restore/} / ${fs_size /media/jim/Restore/}
${color green}${fs_bar 6 /media/jim/Restore/}
${color}SDB Mate$color  ${fs_free_perc /media/jim/Mate/}%$alignr${fs_free /media/jim/Mate/} / ${fs_size /media/jim/Mate/}
${color green}${fs_bar 6 /media/jim/Mate/}
${color}SDB Utility$color  ${fs_free_perc /media/jim/Utility/}%$alignr${fs_free /media/jim/Utility/} / ${fs_size /media/jim/Utility/}
${color green}${fs_bar 6 /media/jim/Utility/}
${color}SDB Archive$color  ${fs_free_perc /media/jim/Archive/}%$alignr${fs_free /media/jim/Archive/} / ${fs_size /media/jim/Archive/}
${color green}${fs_bar 6 /media/jim/Archive/}${color}

#      Processes: ${color green}$processes  ${color}Running: ${color green}$running_processes${color}

Name                       PID    CPU%   MEM%
  
${top name 1}${color green}          ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}${color}
${top name 2}${color green}          ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}${color}
${top name 3}${color green}          ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}${color}
${top name 4}${color green}          ${top pid 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}${color}
${top name 5}${color green}          ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 5} ${top mem 5}${color}
${top name 6}${color green}          ${top pid 6} ${top cpu 6} ${top mem 6}${color}
${top name 7}${color green}          ${top pid 7} ${top cpu 7} ${top mem 7}${color}
${top name 8}${color green}          ${top pid 8} ${top cpu 8} ${top mem 8}${color}
${top name 9}${color green}          ${top pid 9} ${top cpu 9} ${top mem 9}${color}
${top name 10}${color green}          ${top pid 10} ${top cpu 10} ${top mem 10}${color}


# hardware temperatures
${color}FX-8350                        ${color green} ${alignr}${hwmon temp 1}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}F
${color}M5A 78L-M USB3                 ${color green} ${alignr}${hwmon temp 2}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}F
${color}GeForce GT 740 SC              ${color green} ${alignr}${nvidia temp}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}F
#Permissions have to be reset to use hddtemp - in terminal enter "sudo dpkg-reconfigure hddtemp" and answer yes to the first question and default on
#the remaining questions. This gives conky root access to query the drives. This could result in a potential back door so if security is an issue use
#another method.
${color}SDA                            ${color green} ${alignr}${hddtemp /dev/sda}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}F
${color}SDB                            ${color green} ${alignr}${hddtemp /dev/sdb}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}F
#${color}SDC                            ${color green} ${alignr}${hddtemp /dev/sdc}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}F
$alignc${color}System Uptime:${color green} $uptime

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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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+1 on conky
Checkout the pages in the conky showoff thread to see how users are customizing it

viewtopic.php?f=212&t=30209&hilit=conky+showoff
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

Post by Mint007 »

Guys, thanks a lot for your replies!

I will seek conky, but for now could please tell me an example?

For example, how can I monitor my CPU frequency and my Core Voltage (VCore), with conky? What are the exact steps I have to take to monitor these two values for my CPU?

As you've already seen from my screenshot on the 1st post, I managed to monitor temperatures witn PSensor and some other activity with the System Monitor.

How can I monitor frequencies and voltages in real time (like every 2 seconds)?

Thank you!
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Hi "Mint007",

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

I am assuming you have already installed "psensor", and "lm-sensor" stuff ...

There are probably applets, desklets, and or widgets that you can install as well. Search the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) for "sensor", "i7z", "cpu".

You might consider installing and trying "gkrelluim" which has numerous plug-in type options including what you are looking for, "gkrellm-cpufreq" (install "i7z" stuff too). It is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), search for "gkrell".

"Conky" has a huge user base and a lot of cool options, but I have read that it can interfere with other programs (Compiz) and their access to your video system.

How to Install and Configure Conky (April 29, 2016)
https://www.linux.com/learn/how-install ... gure-conky

How to install and configure Conky System Monitor (Feb 2015)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ ... m-monitor/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Conky. Or gkrell stuff.

Here's a ~/.conkyrc snippet for (internet up/down & disk IO; cpu % and freq; Core temps; RAM and swap.

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DNUP: ${color green}${downspeedf wlan1} ${upspeedf wlan1}KiB : ${color yellow}/SDA:${diskio sda} ${color}
CPU%: ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpu cpu2}% : CPUf: ${freq cpu1} ${freq cpu2}
CTMP: ${execi 8 sensors -f | grep 'Core 0' | cut -c15-21 } ${execi 8 sensors -f | grep 'Core 1' | cut -c15-21 }F
# RAM : $mem/$memmax - $memperc% ${membar 6}
# SWP : $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc% ${swapbar 6}
RAM : $mem/$memmax - $memperc%
SWP : $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc%
(The commented-out lines include a graph).
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Conky does a lot of things:
http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

Post by Jim Hauser »

http://askubuntu.com/questions/124159/a ... em-monitor

I was following some of the replies to your question and came upon this page. It shows quite a few possible solutions. Hope this helps...

Cheers!

Jim

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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Thank you all, people, for your replies! :)

Your recommendations require quite a research + reading and this period I do not have so much free time but I will definitely give them a try!

For now it is i7z that did the trick for me and I am happy about it! Here is a screenshot of i7z monitoring my system:
https://postimg.org/image/7h239yp13/

As you can see it does monitor VCore each second! Unfortunately, it does not monitor the many other voltages my motherboard + CPU offers... but I am OK with it! To give you an idea about the wealth of values I am able to monitor in my system, allow me please to post a screenshot of HWiNFO64, which is BY FAR the BEST monitoring tool in Windows. I am using Windows 10 Pro as my primary OS, for the time being.

https://postimg.org/image/qolx3ikk1/

I am not expecting to monitor all these values in Linux Mint but it would be nice to be able to do so... :)

Two more matters, and pardon me for the off-topic:

1) I have observed that my system is not idling as it idles in Windows. While i7z is monitoring and my system is idle, so I do not touch the mouse at all for approx. 10 minutes, I observe that my Core Ratio never settles to x8 (so, at 800 MHz). It keeps fluctuating and rising up to 4700 MHz, which is my current OC (overclock). Why is this happening? Is this how it is supposed to happen in Mint? Because in Windows 10 Pro if I leave my system in peace my cores will lower down to 800 MHz and they will stay there! Note please that I have observed this behavior both with the recommended kernel, as well as with the latest one.

2) WHY isn't this site allowing me to upload my screenshots directly into my post?! My .png but also .jpg screenshots are around 130kb. The site however is always telling me that [my] File [is] too large!...

Thank you!
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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The screenshot shows instantaneous voltage readings but they are not updated real time
sensors2.png
edit the ss is crappy res
here is the data:

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uno@TS1 ~ $ sensors
radeon-pci-0300
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +54.0°C  

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:       +46.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:       +42.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2:       +46.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3:       +40.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

w83627dhg-isa-0290
Adapter: ISA adapter
Vcore:        +0.93 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +1.74 V)
in1:          +0.75 V  (min =  +0.04 V, max =  +0.23 V)  ALARM
AVCC:         +3.34 V  (min =  +2.98 V, max =  +3.63 V)
+3.3V:        +3.34 V  (min =  +2.98 V, max =  +3.63 V)
in4:          +1.26 V  (min =  +0.27 V, max =  +0.71 V)  ALARM
in5:          +1.54 V  (min =  +1.67 V, max =  +0.06 V)  ALARM
in6:          +1.46 V  (min =  +0.22 V, max =  +1.07 V)  ALARM
3VSB:         +3.36 V  (min =  +2.98 V, max =  +3.63 V)
Vbat:         +3.25 V  (min =  +2.70 V, max =  +3.63 V)
fan1:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 128)
fan2:        1231 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 8)
fan3:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 128)
fan4:        1004 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 32)
fan5:           0 RPM  (min = 10546 RPM, div = 128)  ALARM
temp1:        +25.0°C  (high = +78.0°C, hyst =  +0.0°C)  ALARM  sensor = CPU diode
temp2:        +31.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
temp3:        +31.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
cpu0_vid:    +0.000 V
intrusion0:  ALARM

uno@TS1 ~ $ 
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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all41, hi, thanks for your post but... I do not understand you... are you referring to something I've posted earlier? Or? Something else?

In my system both Psensor and i7z report their values in real-time.

Also, your screenshot is very tiny, I cannot see it. I opened it in a new tab but it still remains tiny.
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Apologies for the screenshot
The data shows the terminal results of:

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sensors
Each of these parameters can be displayed in conky and updated as often as you prefer using
.conky/conky.rc scripts. The downside is that the scripts differ with each installation
and hardware configuration, and scripts which work for my system will
most likely not work for another.
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Agree with all41. Sensors and conky is the way to go:

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sudo apt-get install lm-lensors hddtemp
Then read this: Using sensors and I recommend METHOD 3 - platform. Read the bottom part regarding sensors and inxi -s :)

Looking in /sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/ (in my case) anything that ends with: _input can be used in conky:

So: /sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/temp1_input
would be:

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CPU ${platform f71882fg.2560 temp 1}°
Everything my CPU puts out from sensors:
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/fan1_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/fan2_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/fan3_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in0_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in1_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in2_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in3_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in4_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in5_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in6_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in7_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/in8_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/temp1_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/temp2_input
/sys/devices/platform/f71882fg.2560/temp3_input

===
As for hddtemp:

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure hddtemp
Answers: No, 0, Yes, OK, OK

Now use the conky hddtemp: without -n

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${hddtemp /dev/sda}°
and in a terminal:

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 19 Jul 16 @ 23:24:31 ~
  $ hddtemp /dev/sda
/dev/sda: WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERMA0: 38°C
 
 19 Jul 16 @ 23:30:39 ~
  $ 
CPU frequencies vary - for multi core AMD CPU's I believe that they are always the same so $[freq} or ${freq-g} will work and for Intel chips stating the separate cores is the way to go: $[freq 1} or ${freq-g 1}, $[freq 2} or ${freq-g 2}, $[freq 3} or ${freq-g 3}, $[freq 4} or ${freq-g 4}

Frequencies start at CPU 1 but for CPU usage % there are various ways: ${cpu} or ${cpu cpu0} work for single core cpus or the "average" for multi core CPUs - both Intel and AMD. To get the individual 'core' % usage use: ${cpu cpu1}, ${cpu cpu2}, ${cpu cpu3}, etc.

My little sensors conky:

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TEXT
${alignc}${color7}Sensors
${color7}CPU${color} ${platform f71882fg.2560 temp 1}°
 ${color7}MB${color} ${platform f71882fg.2560 temp 2}°
${color7}SDA${color} ${hddtemp /dev/sda}°
${color7}GPU${color} ${nvidia temp}°
${color7}CPU Fan${color}
  ${platform f71882fg.2560 fan 1}
${swapbar 0}
${alignc}${color7}CPU
${alignc}${freq_g}GHz
${alignc}CPU %
${alignc}${color7}A${color} ${if_match ${cpu cpu0} < 10}  ${cpu cpu0}\
${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu0} < 100} ${cpu cpu0}\
${else}${color9}${cpu cpu0}${color}${endif}${endif}
${alignc}${color7}1${color} ${if_match ${cpu cpu1} < 10}  ${cpu cpu1}\
${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu1} < 100} ${cpu cpu1}\
${else}${color9}${cpu cpu1}${color}${endif}${endif}
${alignc}${color7}2${color} ${if_match ${cpu cpu2} < 10}  ${cpu cpu2}\
${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu2} < 100} ${cpu cpu2}\
${else}${color9}${cpu cpu2}${color}${endif}${endif}
${alignc}${color7}3${color} ${if_match ${cpu cpu3} < 10}  ${cpu cpu3}\
${else}${if_match ${cpu cpu3} < 100} ${cpu cpu3}\
${else}${color9}${cpu cpu3}${color}${endif}${endif}
${swapbar 0}
${alignc}${color7}Memory${color}
${alignc}${mem}
${alignc}${memmax}
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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My little alias: sensen

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alias sensen='sensors && echo '=-=-=-=-=-=-=' && inxi -s' # lm & inxi sensors
which outputs:

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 19 Jul 16 @ 23:58:42 ~
  $ sensen
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +30.0°C  (crit = +110.0°C)

f71862fg-isa-0a00
Adapter: ISA adapter
+3.3V:        +3.49 V  
in1:          +1.35 V  
in2:          +1.51 V  
in3:          +0.86 V  
in4:          +0.00 V  
in5:          +0.00 V  
in6:          +0.00 V  
3VSB:         +3.39 V  
Vbat:         +2.99 V  
fan1:        2347 RPM
fan2:           0 RPM  ALARM
fan3:           0 RPM  ALARM
temp1:        +43.0°C  (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C)
                       (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)  sensor = transistor
temp2:        +42.0°C  (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C)
                       (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
temp3:       +127.0°C  (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C)  ALARM (CRIT)
                       (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C)  sensor = transistor

k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +34.0°C  (high = +70.0°C)

=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: 34.1C gpu: 49C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2347 fan-2: 0 fan-3: 0
 
 19 Jul 16 @ 23:58:46 ~
  $ 
'sensors' tells me what's available and 'inxi -s' tells me what the temps or fan speeds belong too. Makes for a nice combo.
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Wow--
Sector11--you are in the ozone layer--no doubt
Thanks
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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^ Well, not that high. Been at this a long time. :)
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Sector11 wrote:^ Well, not that high. Been at this a long time. :)
I've seen your work around the net though--good looking stuff.
@Mint007's inquiry led me to explore conky's 'platform' variable.
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Here's a GEM for you and anyone caring to read a little:

Discovering and Monitoring Hardware in Linux
The part I like, and I quote:
Conky takes the prize for most objects supported. In addition to the usual system monitors it monitors email, music players, instant messaging, logfiles, weather forecast, and pretty much anything you want. If there isn't a plugin to do what you want you can write one.
That last sentence kinda says it all!
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If there isn't a plugin to do what you want you can write one
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Re: Best Monitoring Tool? [Voltages, Temps, Frequencies]

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Guys, thanks a lot for all the information and your suggestions! For the time being I do not have so much time to search/read/learn all this stuff so I have decided to use just i7z in a nice terminal to monitor my CPU. It shows me current frequencies, core temperatures and most importantly, my VCore in real time. Good enough for me, for the time being :)

- Does anyone know what the numbers under the column labeled C7%, mean? I have high numbers under that column while i7z is monitoring.

I will "close" this thread with one last question already asked (in a previous post):

I have observed that my system is not idling as it idles in Windows. While i7z is monitoring and my system is idle, so I do not touch the mouse at all for approx. 10 minutes, I observe that my Core Ratio never settles to x8 (so, at 800 MHz). It keeps fluctuating and rising up to 4700 MHz, which is my current OC (overclock). Why is this happening? Is this how it is supposed to happen in Mint? Because in Windows 10 Pro if I leave my system in peace my cores will lower down to 800 MHz and they will stay there! Note please that I have observed this behavior both with the recommended kernel, as well as with the latest one.

A guy in another forum told me about this matter that:
Linux will by default apply full power to any task at hand that presents itself for processing. That said, the processor will idle at 800 until something gets scheduled and then it will go to full power until it completes. That is the way the kernel is designed, all or nothing.
Do you agree? Disagree?

Thanks A LOT for all the support! One day, soon hopefully, I'll return to this topic and post my "Monitoring" screenshots! :D

PS: One idea (suggestion) given to me in another forum was to also try Open Hardware Monitor. I am familiar with this tool, from Windows, but... I have uninstalled Mono - after applying a very nice guide on Mint - so I cannot use it.
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