COMPUTER MONITORING IS IT REAL?
Whenever we start our computer, the first thing that operates is the bios known as “BASIC INPUT OUTPUT SYSTEM” . It actually does that what is known as booting i.e. Checking whether the hardware is working properly or not. By monitoring the bios, you can manage hardware, install compability updates, change the sequence of the booting and also other functions.
By viewing the information provided in the bios basic monitoring of the many items can be done with varying degrees of uncertainity. It is simply matter of navigating the menu based BIOS program and locating the proper screen that provides the information. Examples are provided in the following sections
TEMPERATURE MONITORING – Temperature is probably the most important item to monitor. When components like the CPU overheat, bad things start to occur, such as repeated reboots. Technicians uses this baseline temperature for these items. Baseline temperatures should include idle temperature and load temperature baselines. Intel processors tend to run a higher temperature than AMD.
FAN SPEEDS :- The speed at various fans operating can be displayed in the BIOS. There can be a CPU fan as well as one or more system fans. Programs that are available that monitor this for you and can send alerts. This is particularly available and is important for servers in the data center.
INTRUSION DETECTION/NOTIFICATION – IT is possible to enable intrusion detection , which will indicate to you whether the chassis has been opened. This may be reffered to as chassis intrusion detection or possibly the case open status, where the function has been disabled
VOLTAGE :- You can also monitor and change the voltage setting in bios. Be cautious in changing the setting, an improper settings can damage the system or shorten the life of the CPU. Possible setting includes
· CPU voltage
· Memory voltage which will typically be 1.5 V
· Motherboard voltage
· Voltage of the graphics card
Clock – The cmos clock is located on the computers motherboard and keeps time when the computer is on or off. The operating system gets its time from bios clock at boot time. This clock can be set using the BIOS if it is not correct.