Hot Powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Astral Cars, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Astral Cars macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I just got a new 15" Powerbook 1.5GHz. I love it. My question is this though: is there a good way to know if the fans are on or what the comps temperature is? Is there a widget that tells you the system temp? Sometimes the thing feels really hot. Also, any other tips about using it would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. xinxin macrumors member

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    Have you heard about apple is claiming some powerbook battery back for a free exchange coz some battery in powerbook 12" 15" caused fire. I recieved this letter which was sent to Victorian schools.

    You might have to check on website about battery high temp issue. Or a quick check is to see where is that battery made, Korea or China. Fautly batteries are made in korea.
     
  3. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

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    A good program that I have used is X Resource Graph
     
  4. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Good info from xinxin, but to answer your question, I use and like X Resource Graph. Its free, and covers CPU usage, memory usage, battery status, temperature, fan speed, and various other things. Its always in the background, and I have it on the left side of the screen, always visible.

    You can find it at http://www.gauchosoft.com/Software/X Resource Graph/ .

    The same site also offers a widget called Dash Monitors, but it isn't free. I don't like widgets too much for stuff I want to check often, because of the loading delay of Dashboard. XRG is a much better deal, imho, since its free, always on, but not intrusive.

    EDIT: Beat me by a millisecond!
     

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