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How to setup RealTemp, a newbie

bawldiggle

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My first post. My knowledge is ziltch !! So my apologies to all the clever dicks who look at this thread :eek:

Since finding "RealTemp" I think my installed "CoreTemp" is under engineered. :twitch:
I like the idea of "portable" RealTemp ... and this forum is very, very active. An encouraging sign.

Have uninstalled "CoreTemp" and downloaded "RealTemp_370.zip"
Extracted the ZIP file. A lot of stuff in there ... some that is beyond me. :confused:

Is there a sticky or tutorial to guide newbies like me. ?

I do not have a clue what a max/alert temp setting should be.
Have looked for a "how-to-setup-and-use-RealTemp" but cannot find anything

Have recently had BSODs maybe caused by overheating or an old nVidia driver (a few white knuckle days until I found the courage to upgrade the driver).

1. Should RealTemp be run at startup?
2. Which EXE file would I run at startup?
3. What is differrence between "RealTemp.exe" and "RealTempGT.exe"
4. Where/how is RealTemp visible during monitoring? SystTray or a mini window on desktop ?
5. How should I setup RealTemp ?


  • I am not a gamer, just want to look after my gear.
  • I have 5 other rigs I use for AutoCad
  • the Toshiba is 14 months old and probably due for a clean.
  • Toshiba dont make fan cleaning simple. (Unlike my Acer laptop)

Thank you :respect:

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EDIT: just found http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3005910&postcount=1110
- does this mean the download 3.70 is not compatible on my step-through scooter -- Toshiba Satellite C665 ?
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SPECS:
Toshiba Satellite C665 laptop
Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) -- factory OEM
CPU:= Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Cores: 2
ID: BFEBFBFF000206A7
Description: x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Motherboard:= TOSHIBA Portable PC
Graphics:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M *
Cooling:= default fan
 
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BUMP
7 months and not a whisper BUT 1,500+ lookers
Is anybody home ?

On 21-May-2014 I received a notification email ... but no results here.
 
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Notification advises "Goalone" was the contributing member.
But after logging in "Goalone" link ... returns an error ... NOTE! ... I am logged in.
 
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1. Should RealTemp be run at startup?

I just start it manually

2. Which EXE file would I run at startup?

RealTemp.exe for a quad core or less CPUs. RealTempGT.exe for 6 core and more CPUs

3. What is differrence between "RealTemp.exe" and "RealTempGT.exe"

RealTemp is for quad core, dual core and single CPUs. RealTempGT is for CPUs with 6 or more cores

4. Where/how is RealTemp visible during monitoring? SystTray or a mini window on desktop ?

If you minimize RealTemp when it's started, it will be shown in the system tray

5. How should I setup RealTemp ?

I just extract it and run it from there. I've never messed with any of the settings or offsets.
 
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Thank you BarbaricSoul for your response, :)

CPU temp is something I have wanted to monitor.
Your suggestions are ... spot on.
I will give it a try later on to-day.

Thanks again, much appreciated :)