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    How to read internal temperatures on Inspiron 520n

    Ok, my memory has faded. What command do you use in terminal (command line) to read back the internal temps, such as CPU temps. I am running an Inspiron 520n and not the laptop. the command acpi seems designed for laptops and not desktops.

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    Re: How to read internal temperatures on Inspiron 520n

    Code:
    acpi -t
    Worked on my desktop too... wonder why it's different in your case.
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    Re: How to read internal temperatures on Inspiron 520n

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Code:
    acpi -t
    Worked on my desktop too... wonder why it's different in your case.
    Yeah I found that too. But I get back 40.0 C every time I try it. When I see a number like 40.0 and it keeps coming up consistently I begin to worry that perhaps I am not measuring in the real world. Being a scientist by training, if I got results like that in the lab, I would be very suspicious--we scientists are a skeptical lot.

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    Re: How to read internal temperatures on Inspiron 520n

    I just checked my 1420n. Same 40.0 C.

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    Re: How to read internal temperatures on Inspiron 520n

    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Johnson View Post
    I just checked my 1420n. Same 40.0 C.
    Well this indeed makes me very suspicious that two very different computers get the same result, and probably different processors. I suspect that acpi is not measuring the actual cpu temp.

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