[lm-sensors] Config for MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522)

Olaf Mandel olaf at mandel.name
Sun Aug 22 15:13:05 CEST 2010


Am 22.08.2010 14:38, schrieb Jean Delvare:
-Snipp-
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:26:02 +0200, Olaf Mandel wrote:
-Snipp-
>> * The System1 fan could be on either fan2 or fan3
> 
> This should be easy enough to verify. You can temporarily unplug any
> system fan (or slow it down by pressing your finger on the middle part -
> don't get hurt), and see which reported speed drops.
> 
Hi Jean,

unfortunately, I cannot do that: the motherboard is build into a
root-server I rented and is located in a remote location I have no
physical access to. I can ask for access to its monitor and keyboard via
a remote KVM solution in order to access the BIOS information, but that
is about the end of it. The server operator charges per 15min of "remote
hands", and I am to stingy to ask them to swap the fan connection.

>> * There are several 3.3V inputs, but which one corresponds to the one
>> shown in the BIOS?
> 
> Most certainly in0. in7 is 3VSB (Stand-By 3.3V) and in8 is Vbat
> (battery). It's quite rare that BIOS reports these.
> 
Thanks for the info. I have updated my configuration file accordingly.

>> * The calibration values for in1, in4 and in5 are only approximations
>> * No min, max or critical values are given here.
> 
> Easy enough to add once you are certain your configuration is OK.
> 
If you mean the thresholds: how does one decide on which values are
max/min, or critical?

-Snipp-
>>     ignore  fan4
> 
> No 4th fan header, or just unused on your system? You should only
> ignore a fan when the header isn't there.
> 
I checked the manual: there is a "System 3" Fan, but it does not seem to
have a Sensor connector (the pin is labeled "No Use" in the manual and
the BIOS does not report it).

-Snipp-
>>     compute in1   (@ * 1.35), (@ / 1.35)
> 
> This would be quite surprising. On recent CPUs, Vcore is always lower
> than the ADC's resolution, so it shouldn't need any scaling. How did
> you come with this value?
> 

I ran several comparisons between readouts from the BIOS and running
sensors with a dummy configuration. Then I tweaked the compute values to
match as well as possible the BIOS values. I read in the BIOS (some
values were quite noisy):

CPU Vcore           1.224V
3.3V                3.376V
5V                  4.961V
12V                12.144V

Vcore was very stable, so I tuned compute1 to match it. For compute5, I
did the same (even though the values varied slightly). I cannot
remember, whether I did the same to compute4 or stayed with the default.

-Snipp-
> When sending such configuration files, it is a good practice to also
> include the output of "sensors -c /dev/null", so that we can review
> your choices and possibly help you improve your configuration file.
> 

Sure (the long "sensor = ..." lines get folded by my MUA):

unloaded machine:
f71882fg-isa-0a00
Adapter: ISA adapter
in0:         +1.70 V
in1:         +0.92 V  (max =  +2.04 V)
in2:         +0.02 V
in3:         +0.00 V
in4:         +0.94 V
in5:         +1.11 V
in6:         +0.21 V
in7:         +1.68 V
in8:         +1.63 V
fan1:       2407 RPM
fan2:          0 RPM  ALARM
fan3:       1758 RPM
fan4:          0 RPM  ALARM
temp1:       +22.0°C  (high = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)
                      (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)  sensor = Intel
PECI
temp2:       +59.0°C  (high = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)
                      (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)  sensor =
transistor
temp3:       +44.0°C  (high = +255.0°C, hyst = +253.0°C)
                      (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +253.0°C)  sensor =
transistor

machine loaded by 8 instances of burnK7:
f71882fg-isa-0a00
Adapter: ISA adapter
in0:         +1.68 V
in1:         +1.12 V  (max =  +2.04 V)
in2:         +0.48 V
in3:         +0.29 V
in4:         +0.94 V
in5:         +1.10 V
in6:         +0.52 V
in7:         +1.68 V
in8:         +1.63 V
fan1:       2407 RPM
fan2:          0 RPM  ALARM
fan3:       1706 RPM
fan4:          0 RPM  ALARM
temp1:       +78.0°C  (high = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)
                      (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)  sensor = Intel
PECI
temp2:       +65.0°C  (high = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)
                      (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +251.0°C)  sensor =
transistor
temp3:       +43.0°C  (high = +255.0°C, hyst = +253.0°C)
                      (crit = +255.0°C, hyst = +253.0°C)  sensor =
transistor


Any further suggestions on how to tweak the warning levels for all the
settings?

Best regards,
Olaf Mandel
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