temperature (was: FAO Ubuntu team : feature request : CPU frequency control ?

Philippe Landau lists at mailry.net
Wed Mar 30 20:05:05 UTC 2005

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
 >> You might have luck with the 'athcool' package;
 >> on my Athlon XP it allows the system to run noticeably quieter.
 >> Read the documentation and be aware of the potential risks, however,
 >> as YMMV depending on your particular hardware.
 >> - mdz
 > Matt ! Thank you !!!!
 > I just tried this package, it seems to work !
 > This is just in time for X-mas, that's a superb, marvelous X-mas
 > present, thank you  ! :o))
 > I turned it on about 30 minutes ago, and haven't yet experienced
 > any of the ill effects described in the man page ! :-)
 > I checked the peudo 'file' in /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature
 > and it shows that the temperature has been lower by almost
 > 20 degrees my god !! :o))))
 > I used to run about 55+ degrees, now it's more like low 40-- ! :o)
 > My motherboard can't vary fan speed, but recently I built a DIY speed
 > controller of my own, so I will be able to turn the speed down
 > and make it more quiet ! :o)
 > Vinc, happy bunny !
i tried some packages that mention temperature in the description,
but the only one i got running is on the console:
sudo hddtemp dev/hda
which is nice when you have those hot maxtor fluid-bearing drives.
but how do you get measurements from the cpu etc ?

kind regards     philippe

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