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    Temp sensors in the case

    Hi all,
    RR looks awesome, and I can't wait to get my computer setup with it!! I feel a little silly because I haven't got it to work on my home computer yet, but this is more due to lack of time and understanding of how programming works.
    Anyway, the case I am getting has an LCD on the front that monitors fan speed and temps of the system, CPU, and HDD. I was wondering if these built in temp sensors can be used with the RR feature for temps. It would be great if I could monitor CPU temp from the program while driving.
    Sorry if this is totally a noob question, but thanks for any help.
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    I don't believe that any of the front-ends have any ability to monitor system information like that.
    Motherboard Monitor does, and it's great. It will also inform you of memory utilization, CPU usage, HDD usage, fan speeds, etc. I'd check to make certain it's compatible with your motherboard, though.
    In my project (if/when I can ever afford to get it off the ground!), I plan on having an character LCD display that shows computer information, including temps, CPU usage, time, all through a software called LCDC. Very very slick stuff.

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    Matrix Orbital (USB Character LCDs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by edrex
    Hi all,
    RR looks awesome, and I can't wait to get my computer setup with it!! I feel a little silly because I haven't got it to work on my home computer yet, but this is more due to lack of time and understanding of how programming works.
    Anyway, the case I am getting has an LCD on the front that monitors fan speed and temps of the system, CPU, and HDD. I was wondering if these built in temp sensors can be used with the RR feature for temps. It would be great if I could monitor CPU temp from the program while driving.
    Sorry if this is totally a noob question, but thanks for any help.
    The case is here: Athenatech MicroATX Mid-Tower Case
    and you can get a good look at the LCD/case in this video: Video Review of Athenatech A106
    As far as I know, those LCD kits/built in cases etc, do NOT have any links to the computer whatsoever (other than physical contact to measure temperature). So no software would ever be able load that info unless you actually build some kind of connection to receive the data. If that was the case, you could just build a data log of the temperature read-outs and I could maybe try to add support for it in RR.

    Honestly, I believe using MBM 5 is a much better choice, just go on their site:
    http://mbm.livewiredev.com/ and check if your motherboard is listed in the compatibility list, if so, then RR should be able to pull that info with little configuration.
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    I posted a dll on here a bit back. Think it was call moo.dll its used in IRC to display stats and stuff, but someone could adapt it to work with RR no probs, it has loads of nice options

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    Thanks for the answers!
    So, since I really have no idea about programming and making it work like that, I guess I will just leave it alone for now, and maybe add a sensor that will work with RR.
    Thanks also for the links to MBM. My Mobo is not listed, but the older version of it is, and mine is pretty new. So I will just wait a bit, and figure it all out when I have the computer built and running (should be in the next couple weeks!). Most of my parts are coming in today and tomorrow, and I still have some left to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edrex
    Thanks for the answers!
    So, since I really have no idea about programming and making it work like that, I guess I will just leave it alone for now, and maybe add a sensor that will work with RR.
    Thanks also for the links to MBM. My Mobo is not listed, but the older version of it is, and mine is pretty new. So I will just wait a bit, and figure it all out when I have the computer built and running (should be in the next couple weeks!). Most of my parts are coming in today and tomorrow, and I still have some left to buy.
    If you have a newer model than listed, chances are it will still work.. the list is for boards that are known to work.. my board is not listed but it also works.. I selected the closest one from the list and changed the sensors around until I got it to read correctly..
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