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    Hey I was just wondering....What would be good software / and hardware to monitor the temperature inside my PC case / trunk and the inside/out of my car?
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  • #2
    Use Motherboard Monitor 5. Freeware, and best thing out there!

    also known as mbm5 google it!

    EDIT: It will monitor everything related to your CASE. Sorry, know nothing about outside temperature monitoring...
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    • #3
      Already using mBM5 but it sucks. It doesnt give me accurate temps....
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      • #4
        Sorry to hear that. Works very well for me, and is insanely configurable. Its what most folks use in this forum.
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        • #5
          IM thinking about doing a Phidget setup. With an 8/8/8 controller fo $100 And Get 4 analog temp sensors to connect to it.....
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          • #6
            How hard is it to work with Phidgets? Installing them and programming them?
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            • #7
              If it does no give you accurate temps ypu can change the sensor type in the program and see if it gives you better results
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cheekz185
                Already using mBM5 but it sucks. It doesnt give me accurate temps....
                I agree, MBM5 does suck the proverbial, but it is freeware and well you can't be free.

                If you were going for a custom solution, I would look at the Dallas Temperature Sensor series. I've built some embedded temperture monitoring solutions for people using these things and they are AWESOME.

                Very easy to string a few (or many) together for an insanely verbose temperature monitoring system
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by OdysseyPC
                  I agree, MBM5 does suck the proverbial, but it is freeware and well you can't be free.

                  If you were going for a custom solution, I would look at the Dallas Temperature Sensor series. I've built some embedded temperture monitoring solutions for people using these things and they are AWESOME.

                  Very easy to string a few (or many) together for an insanely verbose temperature monitoring system
                  Hey thanks for the info, I tried Googling Dallas..... but couldnt find there main site. Can you send me a link of there products and where i can purchase them.
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                  • #10
                    I found something at QKits.com But i dont believe this unit comes with any software. How would i get it to tell me the temperatures?
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                    • #11
                      MBM 5 is as accurate as the winbond monitoring chip on the mobo is.

                      http://www.madhacker.org/mbmsensors.htm
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                      • #12
                        Phidgets are cake to program with in VB. I have the setup you're thinking about. I am using it for climate control in my car.

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                        • #13
                          uhh how can it NOT be acurate? its reading from your motherboard directly

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                          • #14
                            Dallas semi makes some chips you can connect to the smbus on your motherboard and MBM will reckognize them

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by shauns
                              uhh how can it NOT be acurate? its reading from your motherboard directly

                              Well, My CPU Temps fluctuate. First they are at 98 degrees an it 2 second it jumps to 115 then 20 seconds later it jumps from 115 to 95. It would take a long time for it to jump/decrease that fast
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