[ubuntu-uk] CPU temps

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Sep 5 11:31:36 BST 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 10:16 +0000, STONE COLD wrote:
> Hi,
> Not a problem as such, just a general question.
> Im running gutsy (previously Fiesty) and i noticed that CPU temps are
> showing as 28C to 31 when im browsing the web ...however if if restart
> my pc and log int o the bios,..this temp rises all the way to 60C in
> the bios screen.
> Can anyone explain this please?

Are you using lm-sensors to get this info when logged in? You may want
to look at the man page for the sensors command and also its config
file /etc/sensors.conf. There is a whole host of stuff in there to do
with how it converts the values from the M/B sensors to real numbers.

28-31 seems low to me. Mine runs at about 44 or there abouts, but I
guess it depends on the CPU model.

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