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Howto identify CPU temperature

Rob Greene
Occasional Visitor

Howto identify CPU temperature

I recently bought a Compaq W6000 on ebay and installed Linux (Fedora Core 3) on it and then picked up a 2nd 1.7GHz Xeon CPU... it runs like a champ.

I also run mprime (www.mersenne.org) on my machines. It's configured to run two processes - keeping both CPUs maxed out.

I'd like to watch the temperature on this machine, but lm_sensors is unable to detect the CPU monitor. From what I can figure out, the W6000 has an ADM1023 CPU Sensor, and it appear to be supported by lm_sensors but sensors-detect doesn't see it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
-Rob
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Howto identify CPU temperature

In the Intel world there are a few things to understand:

1) The servers are designed to run 100% CPU all of the time. If your fans are running and you have not changed the box configuration, this is not an issue you need to monitor.
2) Devices to measure temperature inside a server are few and far between, and drivers are hard to get, especially for the various flavors of Linux.

IMHO: Its okay to move on to something more important and let these puppies run 100% all the time. No harm will come in this.

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Rob Greene
Occasional Visitor

Re: Howto identify CPU temperature

I added the second CPU - my primary concern was to just ensure the that the heatsink/thermal "sticky stuff" (tape??) was cooling the CPU.
Al_56
Regular Advisor

Re: Howto identify CPU temperature

As an overclocker (only on my home machines ;-) l like to monitor my temps as well.

there are many open source solutions to your request.

Try http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Monitoring/Temperature/ they have a few solutions.

You may have to try a few before you find the one that suits you (and your hardware).

Al
Ivajlo Yanakiev
Respected Contributor

Re: Howto identify CPU temperature

try to install HP web agents