CPU temp tool

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  1. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    Could you guys name a cpu temperature reading application for 10.3, 10.4 which is a freeware. Thanks.
     
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    I agree with Temperature Monitor. Tried it for the first time recently to check the internal temp of my TiBook, which was getting really warm. It reassured me there was no real problem.
     
  4. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. I use this for my intels, ddnt know that there was a PPC version, or is it universal !
     
  5. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    When I downloaded it, the site indicated 'OS X 10.4 or later', so I assume it's for PPC and Intel.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It was PowerPC only long before it was universal. ;)

    That said, if you don't have sensors in the CPU Temperature Monitor won't help.
     
  7. Deeznuts. macrumors 6502

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    I use smcFanControl for El Capitan. It shows the fan temperature & RMP in your status bar.
     
  8. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    As Erik said, temperature monitor can only read temperatures where sensors exist. On most G4 towers in OS X, the best you can do is the hard drive temperature. The MDD does have a temperature sensor on the CPU card. G5s have temperature sensors all over the place.

    Ironically enough, even G3s have a thermal diode, but I've only ever been able to read it under OS 9 and depending on the program the readings can be all over the place.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    smcFanControl does not work on PowerPC Macs.
     
  10. Deeznuts. macrumors 6502

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    Well I guess you'll have to find another alternative.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    You understand you are posting in the PowerPC forum right?

    The alternatives would be MenuMeters and iStat Menus 1 and 2. Both of which are PowerPC. In the case of iStat Menus it was universal when released.
     
  12. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you need to go back to the right forums ;)
     
  13. rawweb macrumors 6502a

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    LOL...

    I use iStat, absolutely love it on PowerPC and newer versions on my Intel devices.
     

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