Hardware :: Check Ambient Temp From The Internet

Jan 20, 2008

Does anyone know how to access the ambient temp sensor using the apache web server and make it display on a web page? I would like to be able to check the temperature of my house while I'm on vacation. I'm running an Intel iMac. I've done a lot of searches on this and haven't found anything.

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Mar 19, 2010

I downloaded a program to monitor my late 2008 unibody Macbook Pro's temperatures. Just a few minutes ago while playing music/playing an ONLINE game real briefly it warned me that my CPU temperature was too high. (167˚ F) Is that too high of a temperature? What should the "range" be?

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Nov 1, 2009

I was just adding some Quicklook plugins when my temps started to soar. I have restarted, repaired permissions, removed said plugins, and tried other accounts. Nothing is lowering the temps. Weird thing is is Activity Monitor is showing NOTHING using the processor nearly enough to jump my temps to 85 C with nothing running.

I'm "controlling" the issue for now by ramping my fans to full speed. Even with this I am hovering around 70 C...a good 10-15 C above what I am normally at (and was at 30 minutes ago).
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Apr 6, 2010

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Mar 14, 2008

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Nov 6, 2009

I remember reading in thread that you can do this, but I cannot find it. So how do I check if I am using a 2.4GHz or 5GHz internet connection?

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Aug 22, 2014

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What can I do about that ?  Can I install a software to check this and to be sure that nobody else is using my internet connection ?

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Nov 1, 2008

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IMac :: Using Ambient Lighting?

Nov 21, 2009

When trawling through the ridiculously long thread showing pictures of peoples Mac setups, I noticed an awful lot of ambient lighting and want to try a little myself. It's a painfully wanky thing to do, but with the iMac in the living room there just isn't any room for an ordinary lamp so a blue LED could look stunning.

What do people use for ambient lighting? It seems to be that, with USB ports being in fairly good supply behind the iMac it would be criminal not to go with something USB powered.

I found this: [URL]

Looks like it might do the trick, and even comes with a suction cup which *might* attach to the back of the iMac or the stand. The same light is also available in white, red, green or a colour changing version, but I'm convinced blue is best.

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Dec 6, 2008

[URL] I went here. I have found out the iMac is a 2nd gen iMac G5. It has an ambient light sensor. I put my hand over it and it doesn't appear to actually do anything.

What is it supposed to do?

Do new ones have it? I have a 20" aluminum one as well, but don't see a sensor.

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Oct 28, 2009

So I've done all I can find on the internet on helping my broken computer. It used to have the noisy fan issue and then it would shut off. Now after being off for 12 hours, it may shut off in 2 minutes, maybe in 30. I have reset the SMU by unplugging for 10 seconds and then plugging in while simultaneously holding the power button, then turning it on. Ive also reset the PRAM, but it still seems to shut off. Is it a bad power supply? I dont ever hear the fans blowing hard anymore.

If anyone has basic things to do, I'm all ears. I know last step is probably just reinstall OSX.

I'm on 10.4 right now.

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Mar 19, 2010

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After changing some settings and loading a couple off apps in my room with the lights off (so I could see the backlit keyboard), I flipped on the light switch in my room, and was immediatly shown the the kernel panic screen, and was forced to shut down.

I figured this was just a random occurance, so I booted back up, but was in kernel panic as soon as snow leopard booted. Went through this a couple more times, then shut the lights in my room back off, rebooted, and was able to boot up just fine. I then took a flashlight and ran the beam across the ambient light sensor, next to the camera, and was instantly in kernel panic again.

After saying WTF for a while I decided to swap the camera/ALS/mic board over from my old screen bc I figured maybe this new one is just bad. But this resulted in more of the same. I then did a new fresh and clean snowleopard install, but about 5 mins after finishing the install, it went right back to the good old kernel panic screen.

Now I don't really know where to go from here. The computer is way out of warranty, and after what I was quoted from my local apple repair store to repair the hinges and screen that I just fixed, I think I would just get nauseous at the thought of having to bring it to them now.

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MacBook Pro :: Ambient Light Sensor Is Too Sensitive?

May 12, 2010

I've been using my mum's MPB C2D quite a bit, in anticipation of my own i5 arriving, and one thing that gets on my nerves is the ambient light sensor. It seems to be really sensitive, to the point where it will change the screen brightness when there has been no real changes in ambient light. If you move your hand over the sensor at the top of the screen, or even if someone walks past and casts a shadow it can change for a few seconds. Also, just moving the laptop around and the sensor changes the screen.

Obviously this setting can be turned off, but I'd like the feature if it wasn't so sensitive. Other than that, I love the MBP and can't wait for mine!

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MacBook Pro :: Ambient Light Sensor Not Working?

May 16, 2010

As of today, I noticed my ambient light sensor doesnt seem to work. I tried disabling and re-enabling it in system preferences, but that hasn't done the trick.

Is there some test I can do to see if it's working or not? I know it worked two days ago, because i took the i7 15" MBP outside and it automatically switched to max brightness. Today I took it outside and the brightness didn't switch at all and I couldn't see the screen it was so dark.

Since the last time it definitely worked, all I've done is install Windows 7 64-bit with Boot Camp and hooked up the MBP to an external 20" monitor with a minidisplay-DVI adapter.

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Jun 8, 2010

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Sep 16, 2010

My end goal is to create a script that will disable and enable the Ambient Light sensor when I plug and unplug my MacBook Pro from power.

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Aug 31, 2009

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May 12, 2012

Is there a very simple way to show just the ambient temperature sensor reading on an iMac? Not for geeky or engineering purposes. Just to know the temp that the machine and the human are in.iStat widget shows it but really tiny, buried in all the other data,and only if you launch Widgets.Ideally, it would just work in the background and the temperature would show up in the menu on the right side. Maybe next to the time. Alternatively, as a little floating window on the desktop.Yep, just want to see the room temperature using the iMac thermometer.

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Apr 28, 2007

I've noticed that the ambient light sensor in the MBP can be somewhat sensitive. Sometimes an action as simple as moving my hands up to the keyboard (from the side) triggers the "auto-dimming" feature of the screen and it slightly reduces the brightness of the screen, then quickly returns. This is rather bothersome.

I've got the option under Keyboard and Mouse "Illuminate keyboard under low-light conditions" unchecked, but the screen still dims if you cover the speakers. I've also got the option under Energy Saver "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before sleep" unchecked as well.

I'm at a loss here. Is there not a way to disable this auto-dim feature? A Google search didn't turn up much of anything. Surely there must be a way...

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Oct 21, 2010

Does the new MBA still have the ambient light sensor that adjust the screen brightness to environment?(like the older MBA and the current MBP)

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Jul 5, 2009

I've just been watching something on BBC Iplayer (using opera) and the CPU temp is up to 65 (with ambient temp 33). Is this normal? (finished watching and it's now at 60.) Also, the last few days I noticed the mouse button not working properly, sometimes I need to click twice for it to actually work, and if I was holding down the left button to drag, it kinda lost it's connection (so while dragging and moving things around the desktop they'd stop while the cursor still moved as I was still moving the mouse... and the mouse button was still pressed in all that time). I'm thinking it could be to do with temps as it has been really hot here lately (but then shouldn't the fans kick in?).

I've done an archive and install but it was still the same last night (mouse 'click' seems to be working ok right now). I 'think' the temps have been going up to 69, but I didn't make a note for sure. Should I do a clean wipe and install in case one of the programs is conflicting or something?

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Sep 14, 2009

I just started using the aluminum MBP 15" and used to have 13 Macbook aluminum. and as far as i can tell the 13" did not get as hot as my 15" I just installed a fan and temp controller and even with running the fan higher then default os 10.6 temps reached 165 F I freaked out and cranked up the fan to 5000 RPM and temps dropped so far. So, How hot are these MBP supposed to get until it no longer safe?? And its not even close to being where the MBP is: sitting in my office on a desk where its cold and i have to drink tea to stay warm.

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Sep 23, 2009

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Sep 23, 2009

I've used my computer everyday this week at school at home. At school I usually only have safari/textedit open. My cpu temp NEVER GOES ABOVE 45C
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Last night I decided to update to 10.6.1. I was playing some odst, but I decided to leave my computer on and just shut it down thinking that when i switched it back on tomorrow (today) that the update would take affect. os x does say I have 10.6.1 but as soon as i switched my computer with text edit running my cpu temperature shot to 60c and its stayed that way up till now. I can't find my cpu being used by some random processed but as I'm a real temperature freak, this is kind of annoying. Has anyone had this problem with 10.6.1 (10.6 is fine). My computer is a Late 2008 15" u Macbook pro

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Feb 10, 2010

im running at cpu temp of 82C with my fan running around 2000 rpm with the mbp in my sig. Is this a normal temp to fan rpm ratio? Why is bothers me is that im use to my Mb flaring up its fans every time it got hot.

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Sep 18, 2010

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Dec 29, 2010

I have a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 with dual Xeon 2.66GHz. One of my favorite apps on my Macs is iStat Menus for which I purchased a family pack. I am running latest version 3. However, when I added it to my Mac Pro I am getting goofy CPU temp readings. At idle I am reading about 60C on one CPU and 55C on the other. But then if I fire up all the cores (Handbrake for example) then the reported CPU temps DROP to about 48C and 43C (notice same differential of 5C between CPUs). All the fan speeds stay the same so it is not extra cooling kicking in. Seems to be reading the wrong thing.

I know with Intel that the CPU just reports the distance to Tjmax and then the software reading that number takes the TjMax reading for that particular CPU model and figures out the corresponding Tj. It almost seems to be what is happening is that iStat is reading the "distance to TjMax" and reporting that without doing the math. That would account for the reading working backwards I suppose.

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Oct 4, 2007

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Apr 2, 2008

using Ichat the other day running a full screen chat, and I saw the temp of the CPU rise to about 65C and the fans started spinning up 6200.... That was understandable as the CPU was under load... but after I closed the ichat down, the CPU temp dropped down to about 50C but the fans stayed at 6200 for a long period of time. probably about 10 minutes or so... then they slowly crepted down to 2500.

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