Which program is the most accurate?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Nick.D, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Nick.D

    Nick.D Member

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    I usually have 2 programs that are always running, speedfan and OpenHardwareMonitor.

    I use speedfan to control the speed of my cpu fan--It never goes above 30% otherwise.
    I use OpenHardwareMonitor to monitor the temperatures.

    Speedfan and OpenHardwareMonitor always give different temperatures, with speedfans being significantly cooler, so I go by what the other one says instead.
    Today, I decided to get another similar program and compare it to OpenHardwareMonitor to see if there was a difference. The other program I downloaded is CPUID HWMonitor. Again, there is a difference, this time the new programs temps are even higher.

    I would go into BIOS to settle this, but I can't.... No prompt comes up, and I've pressed every button/ button combination I've ever heard of and haven't been able to open it.

    Also, I put in a new fan in my computer yesterday, in hopes of being able to keep the cpu cooler and not have its fans up so high (Even at 70% it still gets to the max temp of 68°C (Going by OpenHardwareMonitor)). The fan I put in doesn't help any at all, really, but it doesn't go up very high by itself. I also can't control it with any of the programs I have. The slot it is plugged into on my mobo is labeled PCI fan. Any way to control that?

    The cpu I'm using, by the way is the Intel Xeon w3550.
     

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  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Speedfan is junk for reading temps. What computer do you have? The post screen should tell you what to press to get into the bios.
     
  3. Nick.D

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    Yeah, I figured speedfan was wrong. My computer is just a mush of like... 4 different other computers I've had. And, for some strange reason there isn't. Nothing pops up there. The only message I get when starting my computer is "press ctrl+s to configure mac adress" or something similar. Nothing about bios.

    I've tried f1, f2, f10, f11, f12, del, and ctrl + all of those. Haven't been able to get into it :/
     
  4. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    If you're using a USB keyboard sometimes you need to go into the BIOS with a PS2 keyboard and enable USB Keyboard on boot.

    What motherboard do you have?
     
  5. Nick.D

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    I don't know the name. I did just manage to get into BIOS though (it apparently didn't feel like working until I complained about it online)... I pressed all possible combinations I knew of all at the same time (which I tried before without success) and it worked. It doesn't even show the temperatures. I did, however, set the fan profile from normal to high, so maybe that will help.
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You also need to disable network boot, seems its set in your boot order possibly.

     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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