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Re: How To Find Out Fan Speed Via Software





On Jan 17, 2008 11:44 AM, Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca> wrote:
John Summerfield wrote:
> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> Is there a way to find out the cpu fan speed through software -- a
>> shell script or other utility maybe? I'd like some way to monitor cpu
>> fan speed and get a notification if the fan quits unexpectedly.
>
> You need lm-sensors
>
>
> run sensors-detect as root, agree with everything. Then,
> [root mail httpd]# LANG=C sensors
> eeprom-i2c-0-51
> Adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at e000
> Memory type:            DDR SDRAM DIMM
> Memory size (MB):       256
>
> eeprom-i2c-0-50
> Adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at e000
> Memory type:            DDR SDRAM DIMM
> Memory size (MB):       256
>
> adm1025-i2c-0-2d
> Adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at e000
> +2.5V:     +1.48 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.32 V)
> VCore:     +1.48 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +2.99 V)
> +3.3V:     +3.30 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.38 V)
> +5V:       +5.08 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +6.64 V)
> +12V:      +0.00 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max = +15.94 V)   ALARM
> VCC:       +3.27 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.38 V)
> CPU Temp:  +38.0 C  (low  =    +0 C, high =  +127 C)
> M/B Temp:  +34.0 C  (low  =    +0 C, high =  +127 C)
>
> [root mail httpd]#
>
> I have seen fan speed mentioned.
>

Word of warning.

What I did find out about sensors is the accuracy of the voltages can be
wrong.  Take note that this could give a false sense of security.  I had
a PSU failing but sensors didn't read the voltage correctly.  I lost a
DVD burner and almost lost a hard drive due to this.  You can play with
the settings and calibrate the settings.

I confirmed my settings with a good digital volt meter.

I was reminded of this when I saw the ALARM in the above link.
--
Robin Laing

I ran sensors-detect as mentioned at the beginning of the thread and it helped straighten out some temp issues I was seeing via the sensor applet. I still don't have fan speed and such but i did not follow through on all the instructions from sensors-detect which included( i  am not at the machine in question) pasting something into the /etc/rc  . I wasn't really sure and really didn't have time to do it. Anyone know if this will help with getting the fan speed ?


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