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Offline Syntho

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CPU temperature monitor
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:35:23 PM »
Is there something for OS9? I know there's OSX software.

While I'm at it, which temperature should a PPC CPU be at on average and what's the max average I should try to stay under?

I'm building an isobox :)

Offline dr bu

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 02:38:01 AM »
i use this. your last question i think we should all know the answer to. i dont.
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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 07:42:14 AM »
i would guess normal temp would be between 35-55 degrees ?

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 04:58:52 AM »
i would guess normal temp would be between 35-55 degrees ?

55 seems a bit low to me. Perhaps I'm just used to looking a G5 temperatures, but depending on what processor you use, you will get a wide range of temps, so there is no one normal temperature for PowerPC Macs.

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 10:10:05 AM »
yes g5 cpu temps are alot higher then g4
thats why the higher ghz models featured more advanced air + water cooling
(some would argue they were fault prone due to alot of them breaking down)


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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 08:24:31 PM »
yes g5 cpu temps are alot higher then g4
thats why the higher ghz models featured more advanced air + water cooling
(some would argue they were fault prone due to alot of them breaking down)

I would argue that; I have a broken one waiting to be fixed right now!

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 10:43:46 AM »
Don't know what is in that bundle, but I've been using iStat Pro on my 2008 MBP & really like the customization & monitoring features, I have about 5-6 fan presets for different purposes, such as when using an Expressport SSD which adds some heat and blocks off that port for additional airflow, or doing extensive copying or streaming which raises temps.

BTW I find using the Apple screensaver actually jacks up processor temps over leaving screens on.

I've also recently tried Fan Control & while it has a clever technique of setting a temperature range it seems it might use a bit of CPU time constantly adjusting. I've only used these on the laptop in Leopard–Mavericks but will see if anything is available for OS9.
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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 10:33:41 PM »
i use this. your last question i think we should all know the answer to. i dont.

* Jeremy's CSM Bundle 2.1.7.sit

Cool utility bundle. The temp module won't work on my Sonnet though… anyone know of anything else for OS9?

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 10:43:31 PM »

While I'm at it, which temperature should a PPC CPU be at on average and what's the max average I should try to stay under?

I'm building an isobox :)

FWIW: MDD temps are happy at 57-58C or less. At 62C you've got trouble.

The temp with your isobox should ideally be (Duh!) the same as without it. I suggest you use fans blowing IN and exhausting OUT.
I have such a box on my MDD. I don't know how I stayed sane without it. If anybody wants to see some pix, just ask and I'll take a few.

Offline Mat

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2015, 03:04:30 AM »
There are several other programs that can display the CPU temperature like "XLR8 MACh Speed control" or NewerTechs "Gauge Pro" http://www.macupdate.com/download/4512/GaugePRO11.hqx

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 02:05:29 AM »
Well tried both Jeremy's CSM and the Guage Pro.  Jeremy's of course gave me 733 Mhz on the first boot but also told me that the G3/G4 Control Strip said that it was unsupported. which is ODD as the only real change to the Mac had nothing to do with the processor.


Gauge Pro tells me the CPU is unknown, the CPU Temp is not available, I had no L1, 2, or 3 cache. When I go to processopr, it is still all unknown, except the bus speed is 132.9 Mhz and the CPU speed is 398.6 Mhz.

Hmmmm, I have a Quicksilver 733 machine. I do not think I was frauded when I bought it!

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Re: CPU temperature monitor
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 11:08:40 PM »
I too have a QS 2001 (Rev A logic board) 733. I believe the reason you're not seeing any temperatures is because this model does not have any temperature sensors built in to it.
One possible solution is to rig up a thermistor to the CPU heat sink and duct tape a cheap LCD display on the outside of the case to show its readout.