Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike
Something to keep in mind with TAT is that it was developed specifically for Intel motherboards. Personally, I think you should use whatever thermal monitoring software was packaged with your mobo.
Normally I would agree with you. However, the new Core2 digital thermal readouts are not yet computed with the motherboards software. They are still using the older algorithms that measured the analogue sensors and thus are not very significant.
I would use CoreTemp for Core2 thermal readings and TAT to drive up the temperature and Orthos Stress Prime for determining system stability. The differential between TAT and Core Temp is not great though.