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Unable to determine CPU temperature

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
In HWInfo64, I'm given 2 different CPU temperatures, one in the 20 degree range, one in the upper 30's - lower 40's, I'm unsure which one is the actual CPU core temperature. Here is a screenshot.





I'm having a hard time believing the core temp could be in the low twenties...

Any help would be appreciated, I just want to know how well my Hyper 212 Evo is doing it's job.
Edited by bbh1031 - 5/16/13 at 1:42pm
post #2 of 5
A quick Google search showed potential issues with the Fintek sensors, they may not be reliable.

I would trust the first value more, especially since it has actually been fluctuating from 16-32C, whereas the Fintek one is only from 39-41C. You should also try other programs, for example CoreTemp and SpeedFan, and see what temperatures they report.

Edit: I see your coretemp results now... That has a similar range as the first sensor, so I would definitely go by that one.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Wow, I suppose this is quite a nice cooler for the price. Thanks for your help.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Is it really possible for the CPU temperature to be that low with air cooling?
post #5 of 5
Idle temps are often not accurate as the sensors are calibrated to be accurate high load temps so we can tell when the CPU is near it's maximum heat range.

2 of my 6 core idle temps are lower than room temp.. which is not possible. biggrin.gif
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