When you have lm-sensors installed on Linux, you can invoke sensors to list all detected sensors and their states. While it is generally of mild interest except when you suspect that something’s wrong with your box—or, more precisely, when you want to make sure something doesn’t go wrong.
Amongst the sensors, there are temperature sensors that gives you information about the chipset and CPU. You can also find out about fan speeds. So I wondered if could use the sensors to see if there’s a significant difference between when the computer is idle and when I am using it. I thought I could, maybe, also see temperature differences between day and night.