Hot Powerbook

Astral Cars

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May 11, 2005
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St. Paul
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.
 

xinxin

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Apr 13, 2005
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Astral Cars said:
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.
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.
 

mattster16

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Apr 18, 2004
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Astral Cars said:
My question is this though: is there a good way to know if the fans are on or what the comps temperature is?
A good program that I have used is X Resource Graph
 

screensaver400

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Jan 28, 2005
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Astral Cars said:
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.
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!