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i'm looking for the temp reader from intel. i belive it's called TAT, but i can't find it


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here you go

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/392
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np, remember it will tell you you're core temp, which is higher than CPU temp.
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ok,

but it's not working anyway. i don't know why
    
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any suggestions as to whether to follow core temp or cpu temp? And either way, what temps to stay at for either one? I like to hear everyones opinions, and base my standards off such... Thanks...
    
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Intel says TAT was made specifically for Intel mobos. I get inconsistant readings with mine. I use my boards temp monitoring software - I prefer that over any other software. I personally think its your safest best, but thats just my two cents. There's been a lot of discussion on this on other threads.
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Core temps are actually lower in most all cases. Intel uses pure gold as the solder for the IHS to the core, which conducts heat extremely well. The hottest part of your cpu should be your IHS, if your cooling system is effective. Monitoring the core temp as you can do with TAT, was not possible before so a lot of people are unsure how to use the information. I think TAT is more accurate for sure. If you have the balls to try it, touch the top of your IHS during start up. Even in just BIOS, temps are reported at around 30-40c....which is definitely warm to the touch. Most C2D can boot into windows before throttling kicks in and shuts them down. This would not be possible if you 'went' by the temps reported at the IHS by the mobo.
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