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So hey guys! smile.gif I just built my rig (finally,SO HAPPY) and I just installed SpeedFan to see my temps. I have an i5 2500k CPU + asus p8p67-m pro mobo. Speedfan shows that my CPU temp is 81C(on fire) and that is why I am making this thread. I am not doing anything at all, just downloading&installing new software to my new pc. So these temps doesn't seem right.. On the other hand, the AI Suite II (an awesome asus utility that came with my mobo) shwos that my CPU temp is 32C and I think that is fine.. so what is happening? I am with a stock cooler, no OC yet.
    
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I would advice you to ignore the readings from Asus Suit II. It is an extremely program that frequently likes to warn me that my CPU voltage is at 0.0 and that my motherboard temp is -41C.

Download RealTemps or Hwmonitor and check what they say. Those two programs seem to be extremely accurate.
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Well, I just installed it and the temps I see are OK.
Here is a pic: tempsr.jpg

I guess SpeedFan is not trustable at all:)
    
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Originally Posted by SethCohen;14544543 
Well, I just installed it and the temps I see are OK.
Here is a pic: tempsr.jpg

I guess SpeedFan is not trustable at all:)

That seems about right for stock idle temps.
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AI Suite is garbage. Mine won't even let me uninstall it.
     
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Okay, one more question about AI Suite..
Should I trust it for OCing or Ocing Bios is just the best option?it seems pretty easy to OC with this program.. i am not saying that it is hard with bios but should I use this utility for OCing or no?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SethCohen;14544626 
Okay, one more question about AI Suite..
Should I trust it for OCing or Ocing Bios is just the best option?it seems pretty easy to OC with this program..

Don't use AI Suit to overclock your system. A program that has been proven to be extremely buggy should not be trusted with an overclock. In addition, you'll get lower voltages if you manually overclock and you learn a bit more about Sandy Bridge.

Overclocking on Sandy Bridge is not as troublesome as it was with previous architectures.
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post #8 of 11
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Okay thanks for the answers!smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SethCohen;14544695 
Okay thanks for the answers!smile.gif

No problem smile.gif Congratulations on your first build.
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post #10 of 11
i install ai-suite purely because HWmonitor doesn't detect the sensors unless thermal radar has installed the stuff for the it,

it also has v-core monitoring, which is nice
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