could anyone please tell me if there are any freeware utilities available to monitor my cpu temperature in real time.
i tried aida32 but it just gives stupid values and the only way i know how to check the temperature is to look in the bios hardware monitor option when i boot my pc but i realy want to know the temperature when my pc is working hard.
You don't state which O/S you are using. I am running W98 and clicking on Start > Settings > Control Panel then System Information, a window is displayed entitled PC Wizard eXPerience Edition with eleven icons in the left-hand panel representing various items of hardware. The last of these is in the shape of a voltmeter and clicking this shows various voltages, fan speeds and temperatures of Mainboard, Processor and Power/Aux.
Thinking about it, I rather feel that this is an extra bit of software that I downloaded sometime in the past. The spelling of eXPerience makes me think it was intended for use with XP, but will also work with W98.
i think that the PC Wizard eXPerience Edition option you describe must be a utility you've downloaded as my o/s is xp pro and there are no options you have described available in the system info.window.
i'll try a search on google and see if anything comes up.