accesing BIOS RRS feed

  • Question


    hi all


    how can i access the bios using windows api's? for example the bios displays the temperature of  the processor.i can find the temperature by accessing the bios when the pc restarts. but how can  i know the temperature when i am in user mode? i believe that i will have to switch to the protected mode,to access the bios , but how?



    Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:34 AM

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  • Most likely your motherboard manufactor's company will have software to monitor temperature, power ratings, etc. See their web site. I have never needed to search for any 3rd party software. I use Nvidia mobo and it comes with nTune and nMonitor which gives me all the information I need.

    Saturday, September 22, 2007 5:59 AM
  • Hello


    My suggestion is "dont use any 3rd party software for determining the temerature of the processor as most of the third party softwares are programed in such a way that they look at the process going on within the Windows task manager and whenever you run any game, or video which uses most of the processor's attention that software start showing you the temperature increasing which is fake" . so stick to the BIOS for correct information as these days some motherboard manufactures are using the convertors which use the thermodynamic sensors on the motherboars ( Thermistors ) which directly start passing the BIOS software the temperature of the CPU.


    Moreover the 3rd party softwares are almost like spywares, so these softwares are not good from security point of view.  You can go to  start--> control panel- -> administrative tools --> open performance folder..... you will see lot of graphs  and if you look closely it will tell you the meaning of each line in the graph.    Good luck



    Himanshu Dogra


    Monday, September 24, 2007 3:00 PM