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    MBM Sensors on a Via Epia?

    Hey guys,
    i'm having some problems figuring out the MBM. I've got my skin setup correctly i think:

    L03,660,10,50,30,255,255,255,18,"Arial Narrow:B","=Cpu:", ""
    L04,710,10,80,30,128,255,128,18,"Arial Narrow:B","MBM2", "C2F"
    L05,660,40,50,30,255,255,255,18,"Arial Narrow:B","=Vol:", ""
    L06,710,40,80,30,128,255,128,18,"Arial Narrow:B","MBM37", "0.00"

    But then now i'm starting to think that MBM2 is CPU load, and i'm looking to get the temperature... Does the epia M10000 have this feature?

    Also, i was thinking if i got a temp kit, i'd be able to measure temperature outside the car?

    And finally, is there a way to measure the voltage going into the power supply out from the battery? This would be a way to tell if my battery is dieing, yes?

    Thanks for all your input in advance fellas.
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    I'm pretty sure you can read the info from the M1000, question is, did you install MBM and do you have it running when you tested the above ?? Can you read the propper values from within MBM ?

    The Temperature Kit would allow you to read any 4 temperatures you want (I have inside and outside of the car). There's also a Voltimiter Project by Mauri that allows you to read the Battery voltage (I also have that), they all work fine, but may require some skills in Electronics ..
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    Yes, you can read an Epia M10k, like guino says, all you need to do is when you install it is go to the bottom of the board list and select VIA and then select EPIA M1000 and all versions...
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    hm, i've got the right board selected but i can't find the sensor for the temperature of the cpu. Nothing in Guino's little sensor program is anywhere near the range of temperatures i'd expect to see... i case is 12 and cpu is 25, i'm pretty sure that cpu is the cpu load not temp...
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    I have an SP8000E and this isn't officially supported by the last version of MBM at all - I chose one of the other VIA boards and eventually found one that worked and was stable.

    As far as checking what values mean what, I got *nothing* from the test app - I just played around with MBM itself until I found one that represented the CPU (higher temp) and the case (lower temp).

    There's fan speeds too in there if you've got 3-pin fans connected to your board. I've never seen a CPU load one on MBM though.

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    I had an M10000 and used MBM1 and MBM2 for my case and CPU temps, but I can't remember if that's the right order...
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    I have an Epia 10K too, and MBM1/MBM2 are giving me correct readings.

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    hey jrtf... you sure those numbers aren't in Celsius??
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    i thought for a while that they might be, but even when i convert them to fahrenheight, they come out to very low values for the temperature of a cpu...
    -Ross
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    Opus 150W($150 used) Morex Venus 668 Case($109) Epia M10k($166) 128 Megs ($0), Maxtor 200Gig($76) CD-R/DVD($29) Lilliput 7"($285) Buffalo Airstation($42) Holux GPS($53) GM10-AUX(audio input, $72)
    Tot: $983
    Buying stereo!

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