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The specs say my Dell Precision M3800 has an air temperature sensor.

I can't find any way to read the value. Is there a way that can be accessed from within windows?

  • You might see if speedfan can read the sensor ... – DavidPostill Jul 4 '16 at 21:12
  • @DavidPostill, can you provide a download link? The one I found went to malware. – toddmo Jul 4 '16 at 21:28
  • almico.com/speedfan452.exe works for me ... – DavidPostill Jul 4 '16 at 21:28
  • @DavidPostill, yeah I get a virus warning on that one. My pc was infected last week so I'm reluctant to make an exception esp. since that website looks so ... unpolished. but thanks! – toddmo Jul 4 '16 at 22:20
  • @toddmo - The website David linked you to is the official Speedfan website. Your security software is clearly throwing a false postive. In any event the Speedfan exectuable is signed by its author, that is how you know, it is the official verison. – Ramhound Jul 5 '16 at 21:25
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According to the Dell manual I can't find a reference to an air temperature sensor as you describe.

Normally there are sensors on the motherboard to monitor the internal temperature of components such as the CPU and graphics card. Normally these aren't accessible to users but software like SpeedFan mentioned by @DavidPostill can show the temperatures.

Depending on system load these temperatures can range from 30C up to 80C. I have attached a screenshot of my system.

Screenshot of SpeedFan

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