View Full Version : best temp monitor

09-11-2002, 11:53 AM
asus probe always said my cpu was in the high 40's - low 50's. I installed Motherboard Monitor, and it says my cpu is in the mid 30's. Is asus probe really THAT inaccurate?

What are some other good temperature monitoring software systems out there?


09-11-2002, 12:21 PM
Well you now have the best software one IMO and the only thing better would be to go to hardware then this is surpreme, ;)

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09-11-2002, 07:04 PM
asus probe always said my cpu was in the high 40's - low 50's. I installed Motherboard Monitor, and it says my cpu is in the mid 30's. Is asus probe really THAT inaccurate?

Sadly yes...

09-12-2002, 10:16 AM
Have they try to make it better Wiggo?

09-12-2002, 10:43 AM
They're up to model 5 now so they do get updated now and again plus there have been others now and again on the market but they never seem to stay around whereas the DigitalDoc5 the seems to have all that's needed plus works well (I have yet to hear of someone complain about one, except for the latest version's light colour). ;)

09-12-2002, 09:20 PM
You mean the colour of the face?

09-12-2002, 09:27 PM
Yes and that is produce by to LED's plus my DigitalDoc5 arrives tomorrow with my new case. :D

09-12-2002, 10:01 PM
Can you mask off the lcd display and paint it?

09-12-2002, 10:34 PM
Well you could but it would be better to remove the electronics and buttons first and then paint. ;)

09-13-2002, 06:57 AM
how much does this thing cost? can you get this at your local fry's or best buy, or do you have to order it through their website?

09-13-2002, 08:30 AM
Seems to be a sale on them here atm, http://www.directron.com/doc5.html ;)

09-14-2002, 08:52 AM
Wow, thats a great price Wiggo.

09-17-2002, 01:34 PM
I have a DD5, and it works quite well. There is only one thing i woudl change about it.

The individual fans turn on at the tempratures you specify, and if your case gets 2 degrees warmer than you specify as the temprature to turn the fans on, the annoying alarm starts going off, and wont stop, until you push a button and turn on ALL of your fans.

There is no way to set the alarm to go off any later, and there is no way to set the fans to come on any earlier without the 2 degree thing.

I know for me, I woudl like it if you could set the alarm to only go off when it is five or ten degrees over the temprature you specify to turn the fans on at.

It is especially annoying, if you have, say an intake and an exaust, you would like to turn on at a fairly low temprature, and keep them going without any alarm at all, but their either isnt a way to do this, or I am jsut ignorant and i dont know how.

I didnt get a manual with my dd5, i picked it up of eBay, I also have a coupple of friends with dd's and neither of them seem to know how to change this.

09-28-2002, 06:38 AM
It's not too hard to set your fans to turn on at a low temp.. or force them to run, etc..

The manual is actually only an Adobe .PDF file. Check here:


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Manual: Digital Doc 5 English (or Chinese)

10-04-2002, 12:47 PM
Ooooh yeah! Nothing like a digi doc 5.

This fella is sitting in my pc and doing a great job :D