Just a simple question regarding which sensor (MATE sensor Applet 1.12.1) is which, I can't seem to find anything on it even on ASUS sites. (I'm running MATE 16.04 on an X550LA ASUS laptop with 12GB RAM)

What I have is Fan sped, plus 6 temperatures, two of which have sensor high values of 100 degrees C, I assume these are the two cores, but the others have high values of 60 degrees C and I just don't know enough about computers to even hazard a guess as to what they are, if they're high, normal etc.

I'd really appreciate someone's help, also if this has been addressed elsewhere I apologize, but I couldn't find anything.



You could determine sensors type by

  1. right-clicking on MATE Sensors Applet on mate-panel
  2. selecting Preferences,
  3. then go to Sensors tab,
  4. expand libsensors (on my system I have only this line) tree.

60 degrees C is normal, I think. I write this answer with such value.
100 degrees C is very high for CPU, it is called CPU Junction.
You can consult Intel page for correct value.

T_JUNCTION Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.

Also you can determine critical values from sensors command in terminal.

  • Thank you NObert I appreciate your answer. My problem when I do what you suggest I see three "temp1"and I have no idea what they refer to. I also see "core1" "core2". I can work these out by their location on the panel. Thank you gain, I shall keep looking and post any relevant information. – hal_v Jan 27 '18 at 21:26

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