[clug] Sensors

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 30 10:24:11 UTC 2018

Dear Eyal:

> I have no idea what HardInfo is, but each core, as well as the whole CPU 
> package, has a different temperature.

Synaptic Package Manager says this.
{HardInfo is a small application that displays information about your
hardware and operating system. Currently it knows about PCI, ISA PnP, 
USB, IDE, SCSI, Serial and parallel port devices.}

> I use 'sensors' to see the details.
That reports thus.

Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +60.0°C

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:       +38.0°C  (high = +78.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:       +40.0°C  (high = +78.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)}

Then I read that PCI was a bus.

{Conventional PCI, often shortened to PCI, is a local computer bus for 
attaching hardware devices in a computer. PCI is the acronym for 
Peripheral Component Interconnect[2] and is part of the PCI Local Bus 
standard. The PCI bus supports the functions found on a processor bus 
but in a standardized format that is independent of any particular 
processor's native bus. Devices connected to the PCI bus appear to a bus 
master to be connected directly to its own bus and are assigned 
addresses in the processor's address space[3]. It is a parallel bus, 
synchronous to a single bus clock.}


> It is not always correct but has 
> mostly useful information.

Is the PCI bus hotter than the CPU cores, because of poorer ventilation? 
And does running my PC on a hot day harm it?

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