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Thank you for the help. Leading up to getting my chip I hardcore lurked these forums, and found all of your posts/responses extremely useful!
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post #12 of 19
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Thank you for the help. Leading up to getting my chip I hardcore lurked these forums, and found all of your posts/responses extremely useful!
You're very welcome!
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post #13 of 19
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Actually I do have one more question. As I have been monitoring my temps when I can, I installed Real Temp, and the icon in the systray has the "current" option checked, and represents the lower end of my temps. Should I be primarily focused on my peak temps? Or the "current" temp that is being displayed?
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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by k0smo86 View Post
Actually I do have one more question. As I have been monitoring my temps when I can, I installed Real Temp, and the icon in the systray has the "current" option checked, and represents the lower end of my temps. Should I be primarily focused on my peak temps? Or the "current" temp that is being displayed?
I think that the best choice is whatever is most practical. I always leave mine set to Current because that enables me to always know what my temps are. Although, I've never felt a desire or a need to use any of the other options. I just don't know if I could feel comfortable not knowing what my current temps are at all times.
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post #15 of 19
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Good to know. I wasn't sure if Current was the most accurate for passive monitoring. Using the Current setting my load temp is 65-66. So I like that.
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by k0smo86 View Post
Good to know. I wasn't sure if Current was the most accurate for passive monitoring. Using the Current setting my load temp is 65-66. So I like that.
Well, when I'm stress testing, I leave Real Temp's window open and I go by the maximum when I am finished. I've learned by being here on OCN that most people want to know what the highest temp ever reached was during a stress test.
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post #17 of 19
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For sure, I have been leaving it open while stress testing and folding, where most of my CPU's time is spent. Just making sure that passive monitoring once I get everything settled is ok.
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post #18 of 19
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For sure, I have been leaving it open while stress testing and folding, where most of my CPU's time is spent. Just making sure that passive monitoring once I get everything settled is ok.
I think that what's "ok" is what you're comfortable with. I mean if I'm stress testing, then I want to know what the Maximum is whenever I check it while simultaneously being able to see the current temps (so, I leave the Real Temp window open). If I'm not stress testing, then I just leave the window closed and minimized to the Notification Area.

After a while, I learned what the highest temp is that I can achieve and then I stopped worrying about it. Although, I still keep Real Temp in the Notification Area just in case. I mean if I'm sitting here and I notice that my GPU temp is much higher than it usually is, then I can investigate immediately. Or if my CPU's core temps are higher than usual, then I can investigate immediately. Otherwise I'd be clueless and then I wouldn't be able to relax.

So I need to have Current selected for 24/7 use because that enables me to keep an eye on my temps at all times. If I use any of the other settings, then I don't get a live reading. However, that's just me; that's just my personality. Other people could argue that I'd be better off leaving Maximum selected for 24/7 use, or perhaps Average - but I have my preference and that's that.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #19 of 19
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I'm the same exact way. Always good to know, regardless of what I'm doing.
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