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Can temp sensors be checked and/or Calibrated? How is a bad sensor detected, even if it's only 5c off?

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Can temp sensors be checked and/or Calibrated? How is a bad sensor detected, even if it's only 5c off?

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Good question. What does the temp in BIOS read as opposed to say RealTemp?

IIRC BIOS temp is more accurate than anything else, but I can't remember if the temp in BIOS is at load/ idle or part load.
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I have the NZXT 5 fan controller with 5 temp sensors. They can't be calibrated and I treat the displayed temp with a grain of salt.

It gives you a good idea and they are basically there to give you an early alarm, but as to use them for precise temp measurements, well I wouldn't.

I use software to actually keep an eye on my MOBO/CPU/GPU.
 
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Good question. What does the temp in BIOS read as opposed to say RealTemp?

IIRC BIOS temp is more accurate than anything else, but I can't remember if the temp in BIOS is at load/ idle or part load.
Around 35-38 in the BIOS. 42 In windows. There could be less voltage being used in the Bios, however Bios reads higher Vcore than in windows, therefor surely temps would lower in windows or at least the same?
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Around 35-38 in the BIOS. 42 In windows. There could be less voltage being used in the Bios, however Bios reads higher Vcore than in windows, therefor surely temps would lower in windows or at least the same?
When we're only talking about 4-7C that's an acceptable margin of error and it would make sense that Windows temps would be a tad higher due to background processes, however light the load is.

That small of a difference is nothing to be alarmed about, but they are high for an idle in a 20C room. With my NH-D14 my average idle temp is around 32C with only the P14 still attached to the heatsink due to a broken clip () in a 18-20C room.

Is the 42 with the Silver Arrow? If so how are your load temps? That's all that really matters.
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78c. My Noctua NHD14 gave me 97c at same ambient.
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