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    I saw some MP3 cars have temperature sensors to tell if the computer is overheating. Has anyone interfaced a temperature sensor to the serial or USB port or wherever? That would be great, instead of a seperate LCD, a program, that when more than like 100 degrees or whatever (settable) would set off an alarm with the internal speaker. Not like the internal speaker is being used for anything else! Thanks.

    -Kev

  • #2
    My CPU fan has a little speaker on it. The alarm will go off if the CPU gets too hot or if the fan stops spinning. Now if I put the player in the trunk a lotta good that will do!
    1983 BMW 733i
    Cyrix 166 32MB with MPXPLAY And no display. Player sits on the back seat with a keypad in front. Someday I'll mount this thing for good...
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    • #3
      Most modern motherboards come with some sort of hardware monitoring. Typically you can see this by looking around the BIOS. I know on ASUS boards there is a specific option for that.

      Depending on os there is software that can be installed to watch those sensors and set off an alarm when things get out of range. The software should come with your motherboard or available for down load at the manufacutures web site.

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      • #4
        Abit motherboards have built in senors. you can monitor the temperature of the sytem, fan speed, and cpu by going into bios or using their software, HWdoctor.
        -=Heedunk=-
        '99 Civic Si
        Electron Blue

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Falcon62Travis:
          <STRONG>My CPU fan has a little speaker on it. The alarm will go off if the CPU gets too hot or if the fan stops spinning. Now if I put the player in the trunk a lotta good that will do!</STRONG>
          My motherboard has built in temp hardware and software to run it, but what about the hardrive?
          mike
          91 cadillac sedan deville, winXP, FV25 with Celeron 800, Redant 7" widescreen in dash, Opus DC-DC, Irman, Digital Cable remote(lots of buttons), 120 gig 7200rpm 8meg cache WD hard drive, VI power mobile HD rack, mediaengine

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          • #6
            Have you seen those digital thermometers with a long wire going to the sensor? (I lloked for a link but couldn't find one) You could take one of those and extend the wire. Then use some putty to stick it to the hard drive.
            just an idea. I have no idea how you'd set up a software temp sensor for a hard drive.
            1983 BMW 733i
            Cyrix 166 32MB with MPXPLAY And no display. Player sits on the back seat with a keypad in front. Someday I'll mount this thing for good...
            *****************************
            Gathering parts for carplayer v2.0!

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            • #7
              Go to Cyberguys and do a search for Item# 113 0280 .

              110 degrees over-alarm.

              ~mw
              PII 266, 512 MB RAM, 10 Gig, 36x CD-ROM, 16x DVD, DeLorme GPS, 5.6" LCD Screen, Dschmidt power controller, Keypower ATX DC-DC Supply, PowerAmp Macro controller, Dauphin mini-Kbd.
              Sony Head Unit, Sony Unilink input selector, rear deck Kenwood 6x9's, stock door spkrs... All in my '96 Civic, of course :}
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              • #8
                There is a program called Motherboard Monitor that monitors all that, plays an alarm if over a user set temp. It can also EMAIL you if the temp is to high/low. Might wanna check that out.
                2004 F-150
                Shuttle XPC, 80gig HD, Wireless Internet, DVD
                "How piMP3d is your ride??"

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                • #9
                  Someone posted a link some time ago about a grogram to monitor all the enviormentals, had the ability to send alarms, and even displayed the output to a lcd.

                  I cant find the link though.
                  Gizmo-
                  Techonlogy on Wheels
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                  • #10
                    Can high temperatures (like 120 f) cause damege to processors even when they are not running. There will be days when my black car is sitting in the hot sun all day.
                    Got started with computers on this board early in high school...now I run a web development company and am about to build my dream machine.

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                    • #11
                      Everyone (including the Mfgr) says no....

                      but I SWEAR - the sun ate my SB Live card.

                      It was in my black honda accord, I gt a new 2000 civic, and I left the pc in the onld car for a while. (1 -2 months) the day I last used the system, the card worked fine, the day I took it out to upgrade to the new car, it was messed up.

                      No software changes.... so I cant think of what could have changed... I swear it was the heat.

                      Now the box is in a much nicer, hapier home in a white car. ( A paine in the *** to keep clean) ( particularly in GA, with a pollen count over 400) This will be my first summer with the box in the new car, so i will let you know.
                      Gizmo-
                      Techonlogy on Wheels
                      http://www.hjnetworks.com/car

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                      • #12
                        how about these?

                        http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=910%2D4916
                        with one of these http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=910%2D4917


                        Just run the sensor in your case and it will tell you the temp


                        or this kit
                        http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=990%2D0075

                        which uses these relays
                        http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=990%2D0070
                        http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=990%2D0081


                        You could program this to turn on another fan or sound a buzzer at a set temp


                        Hope some of this helps

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                        • #13
                          Ok, dug through some links and found it -

                          This is a 2 part thing, it uses the previously mentioned <a href=http://mbm.livewiredev.com/download5.htm> Motherboard Monitor Software, </a> and passes that data to <a href=http://www.ocmojo.com/downloads/lcstats/lcstats.asp> LCD Print </a> to output to an lcd.
                          Gizmo-
                          Techonlogy on Wheels
                          http://www.hjnetworks.com/car

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                          • #14
                            mother board monitor is what you are looking for,it tells you the temp of your mother board and cpu, fan speed (up to 3 fans) and it can shut down your computer in case of overheating, and it is free!

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                            • #15
                              yeah, thats the program i was talking about. Its really nice and there are lots of options!!! Its a must for me. I was telling cenwesi about it and i think he might include something similar in one of the future Cobra's.
                              2004 F-150
                              Shuttle XPC, 80gig HD, Wireless Internet, DVD
                              "How piMP3d is your ride??"

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