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Temperature software and cooling trays

Postby ricechrisb » 12 Aug 2011, 14:09

Hi y'all,

It's been a while since I posted here but funnily enough it was the first place I thought to ask for:

1) Recommendations of free software to monitor my lappy temperatures.
2) Good laptop coolers that will fit the 17" Clevo M570RU chassis/vent positioning.

Any pointers will be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Temperature software and cooling trays

Postby poor_man_jim » 12 Aug 2011, 19:11

I use the following free utilities to monitor mine;

Real Temp
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

GPU-Z
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

Hardware Monitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

N.B. The Hardware Monitor utility is great as it combines all temps. My CPU cores however seem to show 20C cooler than they probably are? Personally, I'd rely more on Real Temp for the CPU which seems more accurate.

As for coolers, I know Zalman have had decent reviews in the past. Their ZM-NC3000 would probably suit?
http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/produc ... /zm-nc3000
(you'll probably find it cheaper elsewhere)
Novatech X80R [Clevo M570RU-U]: 17" Gloss 1920x1200, Intel T9300, 4GB RAM, 500GB WD Scorpio Black HD, 512MB 8800M GTX
HP MicroServer N36L - 3 x WD20EARX - Linux Mint
Samsung NC10: 10.2", Intel N270, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD
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Re: Temperature software and cooling trays

Postby ricechrisb » 16 Aug 2011, 15:56

Cheers very much PMJ, I'll have a fiddle with those.

Zalman was always one brand talked about before, do you use one? How effective do people think they really are?
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Re: Temperature software and cooling trays

Postby poor_man_jim » 16 Aug 2011, 22:50

I've not felt the need to use a cooler. My temps seem okay to me?

Idle: CPU 29C / GPU 48C
Load: CPU 59C / GPU 84C
(Air temp 23C)

I use Prime95 and FurMark (also both free) at the same time to stress-test the system;
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

The following thread may not be totally up to date but there could be some enlightening info in and amongst its 157 pages. :-)
http://forum.notebookreview.com/accesso ... guide.html
Novatech X80R [Clevo M570RU-U]: 17" Gloss 1920x1200, Intel T9300, 4GB RAM, 500GB WD Scorpio Black HD, 512MB 8800M GTX
HP MicroServer N36L - 3 x WD20EARX - Linux Mint
Samsung NC10: 10.2", Intel N270, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD
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Re: Temperature software and cooling trays

Postby ricechrisb » 23 Aug 2011, 19:41

I have the same machine as you - the X80r, but a slightly earlier one. I've just been getting concerned that something's not right over recent months. Seemingly coinciding with the installation of the incredibly chuggy and boiling hot Civ 5. Nothing has ever worked this machine so hard. But temps look ok so back to the drawing board...

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