I am new to Linux (and building my own computer) and I'm trying to get a way to display the CPU temperature and fan speed on my desktop. From what I can tell, lm-sensors seems like the only game in town, but I can't get it to work. I can read all the temperatures and other values perfectly fine in the BIOS, but I can't get the same information when the computer is booted up. When I run sensors-detect (and type "YES" for every question I get the follwing message:
Everything the program tried said "NO", except for:
Sorry, no sensors were detected.
Either your system has no sensors, or they are not supported, or
they are connected to an I2C or SMBus adapter that is not
supported. If you find out what chips are on your board, check
http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Devices for driver status.
Finally, when I run sensors, I get the follwing output:
Some Super I/O chips contain embedded sensors. We have to write to
standard I/O ports to probe them. This is usually safe.
Do you want to scan for Super I/O sensors? (YES/no): yes
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x2e/0x2f
Trying family `National Semiconductor/ITE'... No
Trying family `SMSC'... No
Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'... No
Trying family `ITE'... Yes
Found unknown chip with ID 0x8620
I've tried updating the "sensors-detect" file and I still got the same message, It looks like it's possible to manually configure lm-sensors if you know what specific temperature sensor your system uses, but I don't really know how to find that out.
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +0.0°C (high = +70.0°C)
(crit = +80.0°C, hyst = +79.0°C)
Is the temperture sensor(s) located in the CPU chip or in the motherboard?
Does anyone know of a trick to get lm-sensors working in my case?
Is there an alternative program out there that could work?
If I were to find out what sensors are being used (if I say, called the manufacturer), could I manually input them into lm-sensors?
CPU: AMD A10-5800k APU
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H
Thanks in advance. If you have some suggested code, could you explain it a little? I'm new to linux and I'm trying to learn. I learned a little bit of unix commands when I was in school for EE a few years ago, but most of the stuff is still pretty foreign to me.