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ok which temp should i believe, the temp probe inbetween thethe cpu and the heatsink reading 35c or the on board device saying 50

this is on stock cooling.
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What tools are you using to read temps?
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i'm in the bios reading its output and comparing it to the temp probe
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post #5 of 11
If its a crappy sempron and your'e in the bios i doubt it'll reach 50, so I think that the temp probe seems about right at 35. Sometimes the temps that show in the bios or onboard device is wrong, if you put a probe in yourself I say you trust that unless the probe is defected or something. Put it in again again to see if you have the same temps.
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ok which temp should i believe, the temp probe inbetween thethe cpu and the heatsink reading 35c or the on board device saying 50

this is on stock cooling.
NEVER EVER put a temp probe between the cpu and the heatsink, this will prevent proper seating of the heatsink. I would tend to believe the onboard sensor since it's measuring the temp of the core itself, which is where it counts. Remove the temp probe, reseat the heatsink and see if the core temp doesn't drop some.
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NEVER EVER put a temp probe between the cpu and the heatsink, this will prevent proper seating of the heatsink. I would tend to believe the onboard sensor since it's measuring the temp of the core itself, which is where it counts. Remove the temp probe, reseat the heatsink and see if the core temp doesn't drop some.
Agreed, hsf seating to the cpu is of utmost impotance with todays smaller dies.
Any gap from a wire will make the cooler less efficient.
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post #8 of 11
Yah I leave my probe thats in my one case just kinda hangin off the drive bays into mid of my case for a case temp. I'd agree with the others and say to trust your BIOS readings they are usually more accurate although 50 seems rather high. Check it when you first boot your comp up from it being off for a while and see if its still high because it should be around room temp at boot.

Also remember thats CORE of the cpu not the same thing as between heatsink and cpu.

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Speedfan. Nuff' said
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