Originally Posted by Taggle
Hi, well I finally have my new FX8350 system all up and running so am beginning to experiment with overclocking but could do with a little advice on which temperatures to trust as accurate for this purpose based on which software used.
System is the above with the ASUS Crosshair V mobo plus the Antec H920 cooler.
I will give some examples on the various software monitoring apps I have running. These are values with the system currently overclocked to 4.7GHZ (idle temps)
HWMonitor (vers 1.21) has CPU temp at 41C but the 'Package' temp at between 23C and 30C (it fluctuates)
Core Temp reads as 22C to 26C (again this fluctuates)
AIDA64 has the CPU temp at 41C and the individual cores at between 23C and 30C (fluctuating as with the others)
AMD Overdrive likewise has the indiviual cores running between 23C to 29C. (ditto)
And the liquid temperature from the Antec ChillControl panel reads as 38C.
Hmm, so where exactly does that put the most likely accurate temperature of the FX8350 ? Is it in the lower ranges based on those three figures above that tally ? Or is the 41C CPU value closer, given that more closely matches the liquid temp in the cooler ? What exactly then is the difference between CPU temps and Package/core temps in the above software..hmm ?
Cpu Temps are your socket temperatures this will be around 10oC difference from the package(core) temp
Package temps has been renamed that from core temps, probably to save space lol, other than that i dont know why they changed from showing each core to package temp
the core temps you can go to are62oC full load.
Temps will stop fluctuating so much under full load. You will still see it going up and down due to cooling.
Im not sure on your liquid cool temp. dont own liquid cooling
Edit As for trust.....i think most on here inc. myself use hwmonitor and core temp. Some use AIDA64 tooEdited by gertruude - 12/2/12 at 7:51am