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Best software for hardware monitoring?? [Solved]

Postby greendave8 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 15:22

HI Everyone,

I just replaced the fan on my i7 2600k with a Corsair Water coolled pump assy. I am wondering the best way to monitor its temperature now?

Thanks in advance

gd8 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby chenxiaolong » Sun Jul 03, 2011 16:01

You can monitor your computer's temperature (motherboard, CPU, HDD, etc) with lm_sensors and it's gui frontend, xsensors:

1. Install the lm_sensors and xsensors packages:

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sudo equo install lm_sensors xsensors


2. Run sensors-detect to find all the temperature sensors in your computer. Just answer yes to all the questions it asks:

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sudo sensors-detect


3. When the above command finishes, it will give you a list of modules to load. You can either reboot your computer to load them automatically or run (for each module)

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sudo modprobe [i]module[/i]


4. Just run xsensors. It should be in the applications menu. You only need to do the steps above once. From now on, if you want to see the temperatures, just run xsensors.

Hope this helps :)
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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby greendave8 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 16:49

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, xsensors is not showing up in menu, and cannot be found. I followed your instruction to the letter.

Suggestions?

thanks again

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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby chenxiaolong » Sun Jul 03, 2011 17:23

It seems like xsensors isn't in the Sabayon repository, but rather the Gentoo repository. Try running this (I can't test right now, I'm not at my Sabayon computer):

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sudo emerge --sync
sudo layman -S
sudo emerge xsensors


If those commands produce any errors, please post them here.
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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby greendave8 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 18:04

Hi,

OK xsensors now runs, but it is simply an empty box, with no information. NAda, nowt, nothing.... I'll try a reboot and see

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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby chenxiaolong » Sun Jul 03, 2011 18:15

Sure. Let me know if it works after a reboot :)
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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby greendave8 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 18:24

AAAAwwwwww...... no luck.... it runs, but just an empty box. as before..... :( :( :(

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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby chenxiaolong » Sun Jul 03, 2011 18:33

Could you post the entire output of the "sudo sensors-detect" command? You can run it again if you need to. Could you also post the contents of the /etc/modules file?

P.S. Sabayon has it's own pastebin website (http://pastebin.sabayon.org/) where you can copy and paste something and post it here.
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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby greendave8 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 18:58

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[email protected] ~ $ su
Password:
sabayon christine # sudo sensors-detect
# sensors-detect revision 5946 (2011-03-23 11:54:44 +0100)
# System: System manufacturer System Product Name
# Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 PRO

This program will help you determine which kernel modules you need
to load to use lm_sensors most effectively. It is generally safe
and recommended to accept the default answers to all questions,
unless you know what you're doing.

Some south bridges, CPUs or memory controllers contain embedded sensors.
Do you want to scan for them? This is totally safe. (YES/no): y
Silicon Integrated Systems SIS5595...                       No
VIA VT82C686 Integrated Sensors...                          No
VIA VT8231 Integrated Sensors...                            No
AMD K8 thermal sensors...                                   No
AMD Family 10h thermal sensors...                           No
AMD Family 11h thermal sensors...                           No
AMD Family 12h and 14h thermal sensors...                   No
Intel digital thermal sensor...                             Success!
    (driver `coretemp')
Intel AMB FB-DIMM thermal sensor...                         No
VIA C7 thermal sensor...                                    No
VIA Nano thermal sensor...                                  No

Some Super I/O chips contain embedded sensors. We have to write to
standard I/O ports to probe them. This is usually safe.
Do you want to scan for Super I/O sensors? (YES/no): y
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x2e/0x2f
Trying family `National Semiconductor'...                   No
Trying family `SMSC'...                                     No
Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'...               Yes
Found `Nuvoton NCT6776F Super IO Sensors'                   Success!
    (address 0x290, driver `to-be-written')
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x4e/0x4f
Trying family `National Semiconductor'...                   No
Trying family `SMSC'...                                     No
Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'...               No
Trying family `ITE'...                                      No                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                   
Some systems (mainly servers) implement IPMI, a set of common interfaces                                                                                                           
through which system health data may be retrieved, amongst other things.                                                                                                           
We first try to get the information from SMBIOS. If we don't find it
there, we have to read from arbitrary I/O ports to probe for such
interfaces. This is normally safe. Do you want to scan for IPMI
interfaces? (YES/no): y
Probing for `IPMI BMC KCS' at 0xca0...                      No
Probing for `IPMI BMC SMIC' at 0xca8...                     No

Some hardware monitoring chips are accessible through the ISA I/O ports.
We have to write to arbitrary I/O ports to probe them. This is usually
safe though. Yes, you do have ISA I/O ports even if you do not have any
ISA slots! Do you want to scan the ISA I/O ports? (yes/NO): y
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM78' at 0x290...       No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM79' at 0x290...       No
Probing for `Winbond W83781D' at 0x290...                   No
Probing for `Winbond W83782D' at 0x290...                   No

Lastly, we can probe the I2C/SMBus adapters for connected hardware
monitoring devices. This is the most risky part, and while it works
reasonably well on most systems, it has been reported to cause trouble
on some systems.
Do you want to probe the I2C/SMBus adapters now? (YES/no): y
Using driver `i2c-i801' for device 0000:00:1f.3: Intel Cougar Point (PCH)
Module i2c-dev loaded successfully.

Next adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at f000 (i2c-0)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y
Client found at address 0x51
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'...                     No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1034'...                     No
Probing for `SPD EEPROM'...                                 Yes
    (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip)
Client found at address 0x53
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'...                     No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1034'...                     No
Probing for `SPD EEPROM'...                                 Yes
    (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip)

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-1)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-2)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-3)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-4)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-5)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-6)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-7)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y
Client found at address 0x50
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'...                     No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1034'...                     No
Probing for `SPD EEPROM'...                                 No
Probing for `EDID EEPROM'...                                Yes
    (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip)

Next adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter  (i2c-8)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): y

Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done.
Just press ENTER to continue:

Driver `to-be-written':
  * ISA bus, address 0x290
    Chip `Nuvoton NCT6776F Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)

Driver `coretemp':
  * Chip `Intel digital thermal sensor' (confidence: 9)

Note: there is no driver for Nuvoton NCT6776F Super IO Sensors yet.
Check http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Devices for updates.


Do you want to overwrite /etc/conf.d/lm_sensors? Enter s to specify other file name?
  (yes/NO/s): y
Done.
You should now start the lm_sensors service to load the required
kernel modules.

Unloading i2c-dev... OK

sabayon christine #


See the above, hope it helps.... /etc/modules file appears to be empty?

gd8 :shock: :shock:
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Re: Best software for hardware monitoring??

Postby chenxiaolong » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:17

Sorry for the wait :(

Okay, so the modules for you computer should be w83627ehf and coretemp

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sudo modprobe w83627ehf
sudo modprobe coretemp
sudo /etc/init.d/lm_sensors start


Now, hopefully, xsensors should be working. If it is, just add the following two lines to /etc/modules

w83627ehf
coretemp
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