newbie question - how to read temerature

Isaac Mushinsky imush at
Mon Jan 24 20:25:20 PST 2005

I have Dell Precision 530 2x1.7 gHz Xeon. Trying to replace the Dell's noisy 
fans I wanted to make sure the CPU temperatures are normal. But I can find no 
way to read the temperatures at all. ASL dumped with acpidump does not 

So as not to run too much text in the mail, here are the outputs:

(compiled with ACPI_DEBUG)

acpidump -t -d:
iasl errors:

$ sysctl -a hw.acpi
hw.acpi.supported_sleep_state: S1 S3 S4 S5
hw.acpi.power_button_state: S5
hw.acpi.sleep_button_state: S1
hw.acpi.lid_switch_state: NONE
hw.acpi.standby_state: S1
hw.acpi.suspend_state: S3
hw.acpi.sleep_delay: 1
hw.acpi.s4bios: 0
hw.acpi.verbose: 0
hw.acpi.reset_video: 1
hw.acpi.cpu.cx_supported: C1/0
hw.acpi.cpu.cx_lowest: C1
hw.acpi.cpu.cx_usage: 100.00%

Is it possible at all to monitor temperature on this box? If not ACPI, is 
there some other way? Dell's BIOS setup utility does not provide temperature 
either, so even at the cost of rebooting I cannot tell what it is. Sorry for 
dumb questions, I have never had to deal with this before.

Thanks for any help,

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