ingo2 - Posted 55 Seconds Ago
Did lm-sensors find any other things worth to monitor besides
fam15h_power-pci-00c4 (power of CPU)
which shows strange values varying from a few milliWatts to some ten's of Watts. I loaded my CPU wit "stress" on 4 Cores which gave 12.5W shown by fam15h_power-pci-00c4 while my power meter at the mains only reported some 7.5 Watts ?
No, other than that mine also has ath10k_hwmon-pci-0400 because I have a WiFi card in it, but that is found regardless of whether i2c-piix4 is loaded, and also is found automagically without sensors-detect having to configure any manual driver loads.
The fam15h_power-pci-00c4 on mine also does the same weird fluctuations. The metadata from that sensor is that it is doing a reading over a 10ms window, which means it may be seeing spikes from very short term fluctuations in CPU power usage. My guess is that you would probably need to do lots of sampling of that sensor and average it over a wide window in order to get a menaingful value. The "critical" threshold it exposes of 6 W also seems suspect, given how often it exceeds that value, but I don't really know what it's measuring so I can't say for sure.