ThunderProbeLogo EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

EPoX Thunder Probe, the latest and enhanced version of the hardware
diagnostic software, is intended to give overclockers or power users a
user-friendly and cool-looking GUI through which they are able to monitor and
record the voltage, temperature and speed of a variety of hardware. EPoX has
also created an ingenious built-in power-saving regulator within Thunder Probe,
called Smart Fan. The Smart Fan
drop-down menu contains all possible ways of controlling the fan speed,
including Full Speed, By Temperature, By Duty Cycle, Loading setting from BIOS,
etc. to enable the user freely choose his favorite method to optimize the real
working situations. There are numerous EPoX Intel and AMD based mainboards
supporting Thunder Probe.

ThunderProbeLogo EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

EPoX Thunder Probe, the latest and enhanced version of the hardware
diagnostic software, is intended to give overclockers or power users a
user-friendly and cool-looking GUI through which they are able to monitor and
record the voltage, temperature and speed of a variety of hardware. EPoX has
also created an ingenious built-in power-saving regulator within Thunder Probe,
called Smart Fan.

Monitoring

HardwareMonitoring EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

Voltage Monitoring
 CPU VCore: Shows the core supply voltage of the CPU.
 Voltage: Shows various hardware supply voltages the super I/O chip on your
motherboard captures and records, such as Vdimm, +5V, 3VSB, etc.

Clock Monitoring
 Shows the FSB, internal clock, external clock and multiplier, Memory, AGP and
PIC-E clock.

Temperature Monitoring
 Shows the CPU temperature, the system temperature.

ThermoStick EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

Thermo Stick
Every EPoX high-end motherboard comes with a temperature-detecting tool, called
Thermo Stick. Thunder Probe will automatically show the current temperature of
where you put the Thermo Stick.

GhostMonitor EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

Ghost Monitor
Thunder Probe has a simple, separate semi-transparent label to show the
temperature, workload and voltage of the CPU, letting the user easily and
quickly monitor the basic data of the CPU.

Alarming
Thunder Probe also allows you to set the various intervals of the fan rotation
speed, hardware temperature and voltage. The motherboard will sound a
distinctive speaker alarm to give you enough time to turn down the system if any
of these values is out of range.

Record
If any thing goes wrong, the alarm mechanism will sound to warn you, but it is
difficult to see what problem has happened with which part. Fortunately, Thunder
Probe possesses the ability to record every data being monitored, simply click
one button then a history list will show up to tell you the full story.

 


Alarm s EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

What is Smart Fan?
Originally, Smart Fan technology is one of functions built in the BIOS of EPoX
motherboards. It is designed mainly to allow the user to monitor the voltage,
clock, and temperature of various hardware on the mainboard and to adjust the
fan speed measured in Rotation Per Minute (RPM), accordingly.

What Does EPoX Innovate?
While this technology is kind, it has one disadvantage—whenever you want to
check out the values mentioned above or change the fan speed, you need to shut
down the computer, restart it then enter into the BIOS menu. This is why EPoX
integrates the Smart Fan into Thunder Probe. With the innovation, the user is
allowed to do what he could do with Smart Fan in the BIOS even when he is
working with the computer, giving a practical fan – regulating solution to the
user.


SmartFan s EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

What Can Smart Fan Do For You?
As its name suggests, it helps you regulate the fan speed smartly. The Smart Fan
drop-down menu contains all possible ways of controlling the fan speed,
including Full Speed, By Temperature, By Duty Cycle, Loading setting from BIOS,
etc. to enable the user freely choose his favorite method to optimize the real
working situations.

  • Full Speed – If enabled, the CPU fan will remain at maximum speed,
    suitable for overclocking beginners.
  • By Temperature – If enabled, the user can adjust CPU fan speed by setting
    three intervals of the CPU temperature and the Duty cycle. By this, the life
    cycle of the fan can be prolonged and the power consumption can be minimized.
  • By Duty Cycle – if enabled, the fan speed will be fixed depending on the
    duty cycle you have chose.
     


EPoX
Mainboards Supporting Thunder Probe


Chipset


Model
Name


Intel CPU Platform (ATX)


nForce4 SLi Intel
Edition

5NVA+SLi


i945P

5LDA+GLi


i925XE

5LWA+


i915P

5EDAI


i915PL

5ELA3I


AMD CPU Platform (ATX)


nForce4 SLi

9NPA+SLi


nForce4

9NPAJ, 9NPA3J/I


nForce4 4X

9NPA7I, 8NPA7I,
8NPAJ


nVidia nForce 4 SLi

8NPA3J SLi