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I've installed lm-sensors. I ran sensors-detect and said yes to each question. Here is the result:

# sensors-detect revision 6170 (2013-05-20 21:25:22 +0200)
# Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. F2A88XM-D3H

This program will help you determine which kernel modules you need
to load to use lm_sensors most effectively. It is generally safe
and recommended to accept the default answers to all questions,
unless you know what you're doing.

Some south bridges, CPUs or memory controllers contain embedded sensors.
Do you want to scan for them? This is totally safe. (YES/no): yes
Module cpuid loaded successfully.
Silicon Integrated Systems SIS5595...                       No
VIA VT82C686 Integrated Sensors...                          No
VIA VT8231 Integrated Sensors...                            No
AMD K8 thermal sensors...                                   No
AMD Family 10h thermal sensors...                           No
AMD Family 11h thermal sensors...                           No
AMD Family 12h and 14h thermal sensors...                   No
AMD Family 15h thermal sensors...                           No
AMD Family 15h power sensors...                             No
AMD Family 16h power sensors...                             No
Intel digital thermal sensor...                             No
Intel AMB FB-DIMM thermal sensor...                         No
VIA C7 thermal sensor...                                    No
VIA Nano thermal sensor...                                  No

Some Super I/O chips contain embedded sensors. We have to write to
standard I/O ports to probe them. This is usually safe.
Do you want to scan for Super I/O sensors? (YES/no): yes
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x2e/0x2f
Trying family `National Semiconductor/ITE'...               No
Trying family `SMSC'...                                     No
Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'...               No
Trying family `ITE'...                                      Yes
Found unknown chip with ID 0x8620
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x4e/0x4f
Trying family `National Semiconductor/ITE'...               No
Trying family `SMSC'...                                     No
Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'...               No
Trying family `ITE'...                                      No

Some systems (mainly servers) implement IPMI, a set of common interfaces
through which system health data may be retrieved, amongst other things.
We first try to get the information from SMBIOS. If we don't find it
there, we have to read from arbitrary I/O ports to probe for such
interfaces. This is normally safe. Do you want to scan for IPMI
interfaces? (YES/no): yes
Probing for `IPMI BMC KCS' at 0xca0...                      No
Probing for `IPMI BMC SMIC' at 0xca8...                     No

Some hardware monitoring chips are accessible through the ISA I/O ports.
We have to write to arbitrary I/O ports to probe them. This is usually
safe though. Yes, you do have ISA I/O ports even if you do not have any
ISA slots! Do you want to scan the ISA I/O ports? (YES/no): yes
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM78' at 0x290...       No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM79' at 0x290...       No
Probing for `Winbond W83781D' at 0x290...                   No
Probing for `Winbond W83782D' at 0x290...                   No

Lastly, we can probe the I2C/SMBus adapters for connected hardware
monitoring devices. This is the most risky part, and while it works
reasonably well on most systems, it has been reported to cause trouble
on some systems.
Do you want to probe the I2C/SMBus adapters now? (YES/no): yes
Using driver `i2c-piix4' for device 0000:00:14.0: AMD Hudson-2 SMBus
Module i2c-dev loaded successfully.

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x90 (i2c-0)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x91 (i2c-1)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x92 (i2c-2)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x93 (i2c-3)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x94 (i2c-4)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x95 (i2c-5)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes
Client found at address 0x4a
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM75'...                No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM75A'...               No
Probing for `Dallas Semiconductor DS75'...                  No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM77'...                No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADT7410/ADT7420'...             No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADT7411'...                     No
Probing for `Maxim MAX6642'...                              No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM73'...                No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM92'...                No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM76'...                No
Probing for `Maxim MAX6633/MAX6634/MAX6635'...              No
Probing for `NXP/Philips SA56004'...                        No
Client found at address 0x4b
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM75'...                No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM75A'...               No
Probing for `Dallas Semiconductor DS75'...                  No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM77'...                No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADT7410/ADT7420'...             No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADT7411'...                     No
Probing for `Maxim MAX6642'...                              No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM92'...                No
Probing for `National Semiconductor LM76'...                No
Probing for `Maxim MAX6633/MAX6634/MAX6635'...              No
Probing for `NXP/Philips SA56004'...                        No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADT7481'...                     No

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x96 (i2c-6)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: Radeon i2c bit bus 0x97 (i2c-7)
Do you want to scan it? (yes/NO/selectively): yes

Next adapter: card0-DP-1 (i2c-8)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): yes

Next adapter: SMBus PIIX4 adapter at 0b00 (i2c-9)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): yes
Client found at address 0x52
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'...                     No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1034'...                     No
Probing for `SPD EEPROM'...                                 Yes
    (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip)
Client found at address 0x53
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'...                     No
Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1034'...                     No
Probing for `SPD EEPROM'...                                 Yes
    (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip)

Next adapter: SMBus PIIX4 adapter at 0b20 (i2c-10)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): yes

Sorry, no sensors were detected.
Either your system has no sensors, or they are not supported, or
they are connected to an I2C or SMBus adapter that is not
supported. If you find out what chips are on your board, check
http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Devices for driver status.

I then ran sensors command. Here is the result:

radeon-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +43.0°C  (crit = +120.0°C, hyst = +90.0°C)

k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +14.0°C  (high = +70.0°C)
                       (crit = +80.0°C, hyst = +79.0°C)

I am not sure if any of this is correct, and do not know for sure what my temperature of my CPU is. I am running a AMD x4 860k CPU overclocked to 4.1 GHz with boost disabled and stock voltage of 1.356 VCORE. Ram is 2133 (profile_1 enabled) Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x4GB. GPU is Sapphire R9 270. Board is Gigabyte F2A88x-d3h. I am also using a Coolermaster Hyper Evo 212 on the CPU with a 92mm and 140mm intake fans on the front of the case as well as 92mm and 140mm exhaust fans on back and top of case. OS: elementary OS Freya.

My system seems to be running fine, but I really want to be able to check my CPU temp. Any advice?

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Since you have already used sensors

To check CPU temperature:

Option 1:

Install apci:

sudo apt-get install acpi

to find temperature :

acpi -t

Example Output:

ravan@ravan:~$ acpi -t
Thermal 0: ok, 29.8 degrees C
Thermal 1: ok, 27.8 degrees C

If you use acpi -V you will get more information.


Option 2:

Install psensors a temperature app indicator

 sudo apt-get install psensor
  • Sorry new to the whole rating thing. Your answer helped, so I upped it! :) – vim_usr Oct 12 '15 at 16:26
  • Note that the given example output (29.8 °C, 27.8 °C) is an example of fake temperatures corresponding to default values used in Intel's ACPI interface. In many modern Intel platforms, the acpi -t command will NOT return any useful value, and ACPI should not be used to query the machine temperature, especially as these values could be confused for actual temperatures. – pistache Nov 7 '19 at 23:35
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As a complementary info to the other answer - on how to display CPU temperature on the desktop: conky.

My idea is to use a very simple conky script to show the CPU temperature. And the simplest way to use this program seems to me Conky Manager.

sudo apt-get install conky

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install conky-manager

There are some conky scripts already installed with Conky Manager (located in ~/.conky), which can be launched from Conky Manager, but they don't seem to display the CPU temperature. Many others can be downloaded from here or from other places like deviantart.com. But for my needs and for the purpose of this answer they seem too bloated.

My solution is this: as I was already using one of the conky scripts that come by default with Conky Manager in order to display CPU and RAM memory use, namely ~/.conky/TeejeeTech/Process Panel, I have edited that one to add the CPU temperature.

Start Conky Manager, select Process Panel, then click the edit file button

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That should open the script in a text editor. At the end of the text, add this line:

${voffset 4}${font}                                  ${acpitemp}°C

Together with the rest of the script undet the TEXT paragraph, it should give something like this:

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Or, instead, this line can be used, mimicking the default display:

${color2}CPU ${color2}${alignr}${acpitemp}°C

which looks like this:

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If you only want the temperature to be displayed and not all the list of applications with info on RAM and CPU use, you may delete all or some of the lines under the TEXT paragraph and keep only the new line.

Or, you may want to add the temperature under the CPU part of the conky along the rest, etc.

All this can be tweaked by changing the lines and their location.

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