CPU Temp, CPU Temperature
For a couple of weeks now, I’ve noticed that my laptop is overheating too uncomfortably even when perched on that cush top. At first, I thought maybe it was due to the 2GB RAM upgrade I did a couple of weeks ago or that there’s something wrong with battery (which btw, I think needs a replacement soon). Besides, I’ve also noticed that the battery life has dwindled to just about an hour.
Both apps measure the core temperature of the CPU (with support for Dual Core or Core Duo) as well as the HDD temperature, showing temps for each core. SpeedFan also has a feature to control the CPU fan speed depending on heat levels. However, the two apps do not reflect the same core temperatures when operated simultaneously. I’d get 55 degrees on SpeedFan while PC Wizard registers 52 degrees when CPU is at 10-20% activity. I like PC Wizard better since it shows me a lot of other information about the system, including current core frequency which seems to throttle down to around 997Mhz when idle.
Anyway, I later discovered that the Folding@Home client was eating too much CPU cycles in the background that it shoots the temperature to 70 degrees. I just turned it off on the laptop and retained it on the desktop instead.