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Getting ready to start working on getting my 955 based Ubuntu smp folder up and running and I wanted to make sure I had a way to both monitor temps and work with fan speeds. I took a look around and things are pretty slim in these areas. I ask how are Linux based folders monitoring temps? I certainly can eventualy work something out for both temp monitoring and fan speed but it is startling the lack of products to do this job with (compared to Windows OS's) The PC Probe product that I have used for years with my ASUS motherboards does not support any Linux distro and I am not comming up with a Everest like product for linux. I did find one link to a hardware monitor but it had really poor documentation.Can't fold if I don't know how hot things are getting.
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lm-sensors.
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I just installed Ubuntu the other day (haven't folded yet) and I'm pretty sure there is a temp monitor built into the OS somewhere. I just quickly glanced over it, but it seemed pretty basic so I'm not sure if that'd work for you. If I find any other temp monitoring programs out there, I'll post a link

Ninja'd Will have to try out the above program.
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It was that IM-sensors app that I did not like the documentation level. I guess I could tape a thin film sensor along the side of the waterblock. I would somehow have to make an adjustment for what my waterblock temp means my cores are. I will look closer at IM-sensor. The apps are not leaping off the pages that is for sure. With the new bigadv work being done in Linux only (I have this fact correct don't I?) I hope we see some development in this area.

EDIT: I am simply not used to the way things get presented and done with Linux.

EDIT: I also just finished my Ubuntu install. Trying to get a feel for the OS since after I finish the smp folder I , wait a minute, no reason to make an i7 bigadv folder is there since single i7-920-930's no longer qualify for bigadv folding. This has kind of changed plans unless the same flag works for all levels of bigadv folding.What is the story? is 8 core/threads still an option? They could not have shut it down this quick.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/7/11 at 9:03pm
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No, you can still -bigadv on i7's.
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OK,great, I kind of thought that this would be a bit quick for them to shut down the 8 core/thread process already. +rep
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Take a look at this link at Hackforum:

http://www.hackforums.net/archive/in...d-1053403.html

Once you see what files you are going to change, you'll see how easy it is to customize.

You can have the tempertures always displayed or whatever else you want. If you make the changes to your system to get some -bigadv, the cpu usage will show zero. I look at the tempertures to judge if all the cores are working.
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Wow curve in this is a great link, now I just need to get up off my backside and get this stuff installed. I neeed a serious injection of motivation today. It is all I can do to just watch some tutorials. + rep (Hey but today is my birthday and I am being lazy).I don't feel right unless I study something everyday but it does get hard. Working with software and hardware and folding are my hobbies, but every once in a while a guy needs a break.

EDIT: I did find a thin film K-type thermocouple (that I can install along side the edge of my cpu waterblock and monitor with my Fluke 87) but it is great to see a technique using software to do this
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Wow curve in this is a great link, now I just need to get up off my backside and get this stuff installed. I neeed a serious injection of motivation today. It is all I can do to just watch some tutorials. + rep
I was looking for another link, but I think I have that one bookmarked at home. With -smp, the cpu usage will show correctly. Once you get things going, you can use HTOP to see what you have running. You'll see that there are very few things running in the background. Just post a message as to what things are OK to "kill".
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hey PPCStudent im sensors may already be installed. Just open up a terminal window and type in sensors. If they are installed it should list your temps and fan speeds.
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