High CPU temperature is a common issue with laptops and desktops, and it shouldn’t be ignored. If a computer system routinely generates high temps—above 80°C is usually considered undesirable—it can begin experiencing poor system performance. Over time, heat may progressively damage CPU components in addition to causing the system to lock up or shut down. To make matters worse, many laptop and desktop users are unaware that their CPU tends to overheat and, as a result, fail to take corrective action before significant harm is done to the system. The good news is that Power Admin’s PA Server Monitor can give them the tools they need to detect dangerously high CPU temperatures.
PA Server Monitor is a software package that includes an array of user-friendly features that continuously track various server and network resources. CPU temperature is just one of many system phenomena that PA Server Monitor is designed to watch over. When PA Server Monitor detects temperatures above an acceptable level (as determined by user settings), it responds by launching one or more actions, which can include sending an alert via email, iPhone App, Android App, SMS Text, or PagerDuty.
PA Server Monitor provides three different types of server monitoring services that allow the user to check the temperature of their hardware:
CPU, chassis, GPU, and hard disk monitoring – PA Server Monitor’s Server Temperature Monitor uses the free SpeedFan utility to measure the temperature of a computer. The SpeedFan program is capable of tracking the voltage, temperature, and fan speed of a particular device. Additionally, it can monitor hard disk temperature by accessing SMART data. With Power Admin’s SpeedFan HTTP Agent (also free), PA Server Monitor is even capable of checking temperature data across an entire network.
Room and environment temperature monitoring – The Esensor Environment Monitor keeps track of the humidity, temperature, and light levels (luminescence) of a particular room, ensuring that any computer hardware in the area is kept in a moderate environment. It is designed to work in conjunction with the EM01B Websensor manufactured by Esensors, Inc. Like the Server Temperature Monitor, the Esensor Environment Monitor sends an alert whenever user-set values are exceeded.
SNMP temperature monitoring – Because SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) can reveal temperature data, it can provide a way to monitor the heat level of certain devices. The SNMP Monitor included in the PA Server Monitor can query any SNMP agents (local and remote) detectable by the software and, like the active network monitoring features named above, send an alert when values go beyond the limits set by the user. The SNMP Monitor is configured to work with the Room Alert 11E from AVTECH Software.
PA Server Monitor gives its users all the options necessary to help them maintain hardware temperature levels within a safe range. Apart from its temperature-control capabilities, PA Server Monitor offers a wide variety of effective server and hardware monitoring tools that enable users to survey their local and remote networks, view disk-related data, and generate reports. Server and network resources analyzed by PA Server Monitor include disk space, directory quotas, FTP servers, event logs, ping response times, TCP port response, and much more.
About Power Admin
Established in 1992, Power Admin LLC is a leading manufacturer of professional-grade system-monitoring software, including PA Server Monitor, the company’s flagship product. Its software is currently used by globally known corporations such as Chevron, Panasonic, Symantec, Xerox, and many others. Power Admin LLC, a privately held company, is based in the Kansas City, MO region.