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Which temp readings are right? [CM212+/P8P67 Pro/i7-2600K]

post #1 of 8
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I noticed there is a discrepancy between the temperatures reported by the motherboard (ASUS P8P67 Pro B3, 1502 x64 BIOS) vs. the ones reported by RealTemp v3.67 (running under administrator mode).

ASUS BIOS [at BIOS setup screen]

CPU Temperature: 47C/116F
MB Temperature: 33C/91F

RealTemp 3.67

Core i7-2600K 1605.26 MHz 100.33 x 16.0
206A7 Load 0.4%

Temp C
34, 34, 34, 34

Distance to TJ Max
64, 64, 64, 64

Minimum
25 33 33 33

Maximum
36 38 37 38


CPU is i7-2600K, HSF is CM212+, NOT overclocked. I used the TIM that came with the CM212+.

Which one is right or which should I trust as a benchmark/reference (especially when I do decide to try overclocking in the future)? Why is there a discrepancy between the ASUS BIOS and RealTemp? Do they look normal?

Any recommendations for any other temp monitoring software that I should install/run as well?

Sorry for the noob questions; this is all new to me.

Thanks!
Edited by onedollarinmywallet - 4/26/11 at 8:06pm
post #2 of 8
RealTemp is reliable..and the temps look fine.
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Make sure you have the most recent version of Real Temp. It's reliable when it is updated.
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I'd trust Realtemp too,havent let me down in years.Just make sure its updated.
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I believe v3.67 is the latest version on the official site, which is where I got it from:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=179044
post #6 of 8
The new SB CPU's weren't released until Q1 2011, so unless the updates are after that date, I don't think that there are going to be any monitoring programs to be absolutely correct yet.
post #7 of 8
I have read it from other forums that the difference is due to the usage of the
processor. When in BIOS the cpu is running at the max (3.4 Mhz) while when you are on the OS it was at 1.6 Mhz.

I am planning on replacing the stock heatsink on my i7 2600K with 212+ and these info you have greatly helps. Right now, my idle temp is 35-37C with the stock cooler. I hope 212+ will bring it down to mid 20's.

I have a question though, how do you apply the thermal paste? are you spreading it manually or just placed a pea size in the middle and let the 212+ spread it out?
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Originally Posted by mojoStream View Post
I have read it from other forums that the difference is due to the usage of the
processor. When in BIOS the cpu is running at the max (3.4 Mhz) while when you are on the OS it was at 1.6 Mhz.

I am planning on replacing the stock heatsink on my i7 2600K with 212+ and these info you have greatly helps. Right now, my idle temp is 35-37C with the stock cooler. I hope 212+ will bring it down to mid 20's.

I have a question though, how do you apply the thermal paste? are you spreading it manually or just placed a pea size in the middle and let the 212+ spread it out?
Lines of paste between the heatpipes. You have those grooves to fill up.
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