I found my way to this thread trying to figure out why I can't see any temp info for a B55.
Seems like when it's in 555 locked form it works fine, but when I unlock the extra core (in my case core 4 is good but with core 3 active windows chokes on startup) I can't read temp info with any windows or linux program I've tried. For linux, I used the built in function, can't remember exactly what, it was about 8 months ago. With windows 7 I'm using HWMonitor today, I can't remember exactly what I've tried in the past.
The board I'm using is a Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 I bought last week to replace the ASUS m4a88td-v evo that I beat up too much. It shows 3 temp sensors but only the first two are displaying info.
I'm also getting temp info from my primary HDD (but not the other two) and my video card (Sapphire Radeon HD6950).
The temp info is still available in bios, but that doesn't show how hot it gets under load. Can I 'deduce' the aprox. CPU temp from the temps of the other censors? It stands to reason that if the 4 temp readings I'm getting between the board and other hardware are all between 30 C and 40 C, then my CPU is probably still well in the safe range, right?
EDIT: Seems gigabyte's easytune6 which I coulda sworn I chose not to install can read my cpu temp, but for some reason I don't want to trust that program. Also, it only gives a CPU temp and not the temp of all cores.
EDIT: After restarting, BIOS showed the CPU temp 4 C higher than easytune6, and the rest of my HDDs show in HWMonitor. Sorry, I should wait till I have something substantial to say instead of giving play by play of what I'm doing ATM.
Edited by AntiZero - 12/2/12 at 1:47pm