Originally Posted by PeteRock187
I have to disagree there. How can you say the BIOS readings are not as accurate as TAT or coretemp? Hell, I couldnt even get TAT to work on my PC. I use Asus probe 2 and have confirmed it with a laser temp gun and its spot on.
The *real* sensor that is 60.1C threshold is INSIDE the chip between the 2 cores i believe...you cant read that temp.
Asus Probe, Speedfan, BIOS, they all read the standard socket temperature we are used too. They probably do this becase you could use these boards with older Intel 775's as well which do not have this new thermal diode...
TAT and CoreTemp are the only real way to read your temps, and they are usually 10-15C higher. I'm not making this up its common knowledge on this board(atleast i assumed as much reading the forums).
Oh, and for his CPU to be that cold Idle would mean it is no hotter than room temperature, maybe even COLDER than the standard 25C room temp. Which in my mind would be near impossible on air unlesss his room temp is 15-20C or lower. I mean these are good chips and the tuniq is an awsome cooler, but its doubtful