How To Check Temperatures For CPUs And NVidia Graphic Card On Linux Mint 14

Within the video right after the break, I briefly talk about how to check the temperatures of CPUs and NVidia graphic card on Linux Mint 14.  Enjoy!!!


Summer In February! Weather Is Truly Unpredictable As It Has Always Been!

I guess this isn’t your typical EssayBoard technology blog post, but I have to say, what is going on with the weather in Atlanta?  Yes, I’m residing in ATL, and it’s so warm in ATL that for a moment it has me believe that I’m experiencing a cool summer in February.  As this writing, my area is experiencing strong wind, but the temperature in the air is about 70 degree.  Go summer?  Even though it’s February?

Detecting Temperatures Of PC’s Components In Ubuntu 11.04

On Windows 7, you can use Core Temp software to monitor PC’s temperature (i.e., processors’ temperatures).  So, it’s cake just to get the software and fire up the executable program each time if you want to see the temperature of your PC using Core Temp on Windows 7.  How about on Ubuntu 11.04 (Linux)?

There are many ways, but as I Googled for ways, I found one which is very easy to do!  Assuming you know how to use Synaptic or apt-get or aptitude package manager, then this process is cake!  Follow the steps below (I give the source at the end of the post):

  1. Execute the command [sudo aptitude install lm-sensors]
  2. Execute the command [sensors-detect]
  3. Answer YES to questions you feel comfortable with.  Don’t worry, each question will accompany with short explanation which either prompts you to feel comfortable in answering yes or no.
  4. At the end of everything, it will tell you to enter one last command [sudo service module-inits-tools start], please do so just in case the necessary module isn’t yet loaded.
  5. Execute command [sensors] to display the temperatures of your PC’s various components inside the terminal, as you are/were.

As promised, here is the source: