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how to read BIOS data?

Hi all

Is there any way to read certain BIOS parameters in C#? Like CPU
temperature, for example?

thanks
Alex
Feb 13 '06 #1
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Hi Alex,

Alex K. wrote:
Is there any way to read certain BIOS parameters in C#? Like CPU
temperature, for example?


AFAIK, CPU temperature, fan speed, and similar data are actually I2C
devices. There is probably an API available for working with I2C
devices that would make life a lot easier for you. I know Linux
provides such an interface so I'd be surprised if Windows didn't, as well.

Good luck,

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Sean
Feb 13 '06 #2
Hi,
"Alex K." <Al***@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi all

Is there any way to read certain BIOS parameters in C#? Like CPU
temperature, for example?


Youi need to install the driver for it, not all motherboards support it,
after that you should be able to get it using WMI , see
Win32_TemperatureProbe

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Ignacio Machin,
ignacio.machin AT dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department Of Transportation
Feb 13 '06 #3
to read hardware monitoring data via WMI, you need some utility, like
Hmonitor (see www.hmonitor.com), and WMI provider to access the data
from utility.

Now, WMI provider for Hmonitor is available!

Feb 20 '06 #4

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