November 30th, 2003, 11:16 PM
I was wondering if it was possible to retrieve the CPU Temp through windows xp using VB, C++ or C#. I have an P4 Abit motherboard w/ factory temp reader. thx
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December 2nd, 2003, 01:42 AM
It is definitely passible, as there are a number of applications available to do it. You need to know the address of the temperature pin in order to get it, though, and I don't know how to do that.
However, you might want to take a look at Motherboard Monitor. It will monitor things like core voltage, fan speed, and case temp as well. Very handy utility.
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December 2nd, 2003, 02:30 AM
Striek is quite right....it is theoretically possible but very difficult to put into practice
The main problem is that the MoBo and processor combinations are so varied, and the manufacturers are apparently reluctant or slow in releasing those details.
I tested two monitoring systems for guys a couple of years ago, I deleted both apps as I knew they were reporting rubbish (the box would have exploded!!!)_They are most reliable with home built machines and least reliable with branded ones like Dell. I suspect that this might be due to customised BIOSes???.
I tested with seven machines. Only 5 were recognised, and only 2 gave believable results.