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Can't get (accurate) sensor values from Gigabyte motherboard


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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:07 PM

This seems to a linux specific issue so I'll post it here.

 

Anyone have any idea on how to get the sensor values?

 

I'm running a GA-A88Xm-D3H motherboard with a A56-5400k processor. I can see the values in the Bios but within the OS, If I get anything at all, the reading is far below room temp.

 

I attempted to try the workaround  posted here with no luck as I don't have the files he references. : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2201555 (post #2)

 

I have lm_sensors installed but I don't have a lm_sensors.conf file to modify.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:29 PM

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How did you install lm sensors?

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:54 PM

 

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How did you install lm sensors?

HOW TO: Install and configure lm-sensors

 

 

I didn't, it was installed when I installed the distro. I'll take a look at the link. I have seen a reference to an AMD document that said the temp sensors are only relative and don't give a real number.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:26 PM

Could be that your motherboard is not compatible with the package. It's not a common Linux query for AMD.



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:51 PM

sensors.conf "generally" does not exist

Did you run sensors-detect?

Depending on your chipset you may have to do some creative math:

    compute in3 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ ,  @/((6.8/10)+1)
    compute in4 ((28/10)+1)*@  ,  @/((28/10)+1)
    compute in5 (5.14 * @) - 14.91  ,  (@ + 14.91) / 5.14
    compute in6 (3.14 * @) -  7.71  ,  (@ +  7.71) / 3.14
    compute in7 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ ,  @/((6.8/10)+1)

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:04 AM

Ran senso

 

 

sensors.conf "generally" does not exist

Did you run sensors-detect?

Depending on your chipset you may have to do some creative math:

    compute in3 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ ,  @/((6.8/10)+1)
    compute in4 ((28/10)+1)*@  ,  @/((28/10)+1)
    compute in5 (5.14 * @) - 14.91  ,  (@ + 14.91) / 5.14
    compute in6 (3.14 * @) -  7.71  ,  (@ +  7.71) / 3.14
    compute in7 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ ,  @/((6.8/10)+1)

Ran Sensors-detect and no sensors found.

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:11 AM

I created the files the guy in the link talked about and went through the steps.
 
Here's what I get:

 The system temp seems  about right(similar number to what I see in the Bios) but the CPU temp is below room temp. The PCI Adapter temp is also way low.

 

 

ravenbar@JohnGalt2:~ > sensors
Error: File /etc/sensors.d/mkdev.sh, line 6: Invalid keyword
radeon-pci-0008
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:         +2.0°C  (crit = +120.0°C, hyst = +90.0°C)

k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:         +3.6°C  (high = +70.0°C)
                       (crit = +80.0°C, hyst = +79.0°C)

it8728-isa-0228
Adapter: ISA adapter
Vcore:          +1.01 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.06 V)
Dram Voltage:   +1.51 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.06 V)
+3.3V:          +2.02 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.06 V)
+5V:            +2.04 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.06 V)
+12V:           +2.03 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.06 V)
3VSB:           +3.31 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +6.12 V)
Vbat:           +2.93 V  
CPU fan:        910 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
Chassis fan 1: 2136 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
Chassis fan 2:    0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
System temp:    +36.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
?temp:           -8.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
CPU temp:       +16.0°C  (low  =  +0.0°C, high = +80.0°C)  sensor = Intel PECI
intrusion0:    ALARM

Edited by Ravenbar, 01 February 2016 - 12:14 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:14 AM

ravenbar@JohnGalt2:~ > sensors
Error: File /etc/sensors.d/mkdev.sh, line 6: Invalid keyword

 

Well, that's typically not a good sign.  Anything after that is suspect.  Cut and paste about the first 10 lines of the file /etc/sensors.d/mkdev.sh


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:22 AM

If you're used to running Windows, you're likely going to see lower temps, because there's less background processes going on. In my case just looked, CPU in in Cadillac mode, running at less then 1% total (fluctuating between 0 & 1%), even with several Google Chrome pages open. Even my GPU's temps are currently at 23C, with 20C as lowest & 26C as max. CPU is around 29C, and am not sure what the others that says 28 & 30C are for. At any rate, this is less than with Windows 7 or 8.1 on this PC with Intel i7-4770 & MSI GeForce GTX 960 GPU card. 

 

 

The system temp seems  about right(similar number to what I see in the Bios) but the CPU temp is below room temp. The PCI Adapter temp is also way low.

 
 
None of these numbers will likely be the same, or as high, running a Linux OS. 
 
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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:48 PM

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Edited by Ravenbar, 01 February 2016 - 06:41 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:38 PM

ravenbar@JohnGalt2:~ > sensors

Error: File /etc/sensors.d/mkdev.sh, line 6: Invalid keyword
 
Well, that's typically not a good sign.  Anything after that is suspect.  Cut and paste about the first 10 lines of the file /etc/sensors.d/mkdev.sh

The entire file:

#!/bin/bash

# Here you can set several defaults.

# The number of devices to create (max: 256)
NUMBER=32

# The owner and group of the devices
OUSER=root
OGROUP=root
# The mode of the devices
MODE=600

# This script doesn't need to be run if devfs is used
if [ -r /proc/mounts ] ; then
if grep -q "/dev devfs" /proc/mounts ; then
echo "You do not need to run this script as your system uses devfs."
exit;
fi
fi

i=0;

while [ $i -lt $NUMBER ] ; do
echo /dev/i2c-$i
mknod -m $MODE /dev/i2c-$i c 89 $i || exit
chown "$OUSER:$OGROUP" /dev/i2c-$i || exit
i=$[$i + 1]
done
#end of file


Edited by Ravenbar, 01 February 2016 - 06:39 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:40 PM

If you're used to running Windows, you're likely going to see lower temps, because there's less background processes going on. In my case just looked, CPU in in Cadillac mode, running at less then 1% total (fluctuating between 0 & 1%), even with several Google Chrome pages open. Even my GPU's temps are currently at 23C, with 20C as lowest & 26C as max. CPU is around 29C, and am not sure what the others that says 28 & 30C are for. At any rate, this is less than with Windows 7 or 8.1 on this PC with Intel i7-4770 & MSI GeForce GTX 960 GPU card. 
 

The system temp seems  about right(similar number to what I see in the Bios) but the CPU temp is below room temp. The PCI Adapter temp is also way low.

 
None of these numbers will likely be the same, or as high, running a Linux OS. 
 
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So I should expect the Bios to generate more CPU heat than the OS?

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:54 PM

Open a terminal window and type: uname -a

Post the output

One suggestion - install gkrellm and see if it's output matches the BIOS.

gkrellm on my desktop (lm_sensors is not installed)

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:02 PM

Open a terminal window and type: uname -a
Post the output
One suggestion - install gkrellm and see if it's output matches the BIOS.
gkrellm on my desktop (lm_sensors is not installed)
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uname -a Output:

Linux JohnGalt2 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


I'm installing gkrellm now.

Edit:
gkrellm is giving results of 0c(k10temp@c3/temp1) and -1c(radeon@8/temp1), so the same as lm-sensors

Edited by Ravenbar, 01 February 2016 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:18 PM

just did some checking with a laser thermometer and the system temp seems to be roughly correct. depending on where on the motherboard I measure it's between 32c-48c.

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