From: Vincent Cunniffe (vcunniff at domain arbgroup.com)
Date: Mon 18 Oct 1999 - 10:53:20 IST
ilug-admin at domain linux.ie wrote:
> anyone know if there is any linux app for checking the temp of the
> processor something that works with the winbond W83977EF-AW chipset....
> the processor i have, used to overheat in winbloze until i
> got this prog off the net that acts as some kind of idle daemon the temp
> has dropped from 48 C down to 30-35 C already
> i intend to use the thermal paste to get a better connection btw the
> processor and the heatsink
Windows (3.1, 95, 98) runs a busy wait loop which means that the processor
is effectively driven 100% of the time.
Linux pushes null instructions through the processor while not actually
doing any work, which is the effect that your Windows utility is looking
So, unless you're pushing your machine very hard for extended periods of
time, Linux should run a lot cooler than Windows anyway.
I'm not sure about the hardware support for that sensor : try looking up
'lmsensors' on www.freshmeat.net and looking for some hardware support
links from there.
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