Friday, 25 January 2013

How to measure the temperature of your processor?

If you have experienced that your laptop or desktop heats up a lot due to some strange reasons like may be having a dedicated graphics card and have wanted to check out some options to solve this, jupiter is one of the tools for you. This software was hinted to me by one of my good friends, +Pratik Nadagouda, thanks Nada!

jupiter is a tool that measures temperature and provides certain measures to reduce it like closing unwanted applications that are using up the processor and other resources.

To install jupiter, open "Software center" and go to "Edit" in the menu bar at the top. Select "Software Sources..." from the drop-down menu.

In the second tab, "Other softwares", click on "Add" button, and add the following line:
ppa:webupd8team/jupiter and click on "Add Source".

Then open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update and then
sudo apt-get install jupiter

After jupiter is installed, a thunder-like icon appears at the top menu bar. Click on the icon to see the temperature of your processor.
"jupiter" tunes the kernel and processor for AC or battery and subsequently increases battery-life.
If you can compromise on a little performance, then jupiter offers a mode called "Power Saving"(in the performance option when you click on the thunder-like icon of jupiter). This helps to cool down the processor a bit, albeit with a trade-off with performance.