[Answered] Reading the Temperature of PS3 Cell and RSX help?
Hi all, I want to know how hot my RSX and Cell are getting. I don't want to do some elaborate and potentially unrealiable hardware modification to do that. I have kmeaw_prepatched_pup_cfw3.55 running on the unit. I only put that on there to help with this issue.
I guess I figured that there would be a .pkg program that could show me the temperature. Maybe one of the managers would show me. Well after hours and hours of searching, no dice. If it does exist, it eludes me. If it doesn't exist, then that's pretty dumb (Antione Dodson style).
Apparently there is a program that you can run in linux to read the temperature. I really don't want to spend a whole day figuring out how to put linux on this and blah blah blah just to check the temperature.
Anyone got any ideas how to do this?
If I do HAVE to use linux, is there a way to do it like a live CD or something where I wouldn't have to fully install it just to run a program?
It's a CECHE01 (80) Also, Perhaps there is a trace on the board that I could tap off of to get a reading with some other equipment?
Last edited by 2tailedfox; 04-27-2012 at 10:04 PM Reason: Automerged Doublepost
If I wasn't looking at the datasheet when I replied then I wouldn't have known that D+ and D- were analog inputs from the temperature sensor. That still doesn't answer my question as to what voltage = what temperature. One could also read off of the serial output of the ADT BUT, it is an average or 'mux' of it's own temperature sensor AND the sensor within the RSX. It's also easier to just take a voltage reading than to program a microcontroller or mess with a shift register and a bcd decoder.
Well, it's been quite a lot of time. I don't see this thread ultimately ending with a solution, so I just wanted to thank everyone for their contributions, and apologize for my gripes and groans. I guess I'll just have to wait and see if it breaks again to determine if it's been getting too hot or not. Thanks again everyone.