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post #1 of 7
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CoreTemp shows about 25-27c idle on where as HWMonitor shows about 35c idle.
Under gaming conditions CoreTemp is about 34c, and HWmonitor is 45c.

So uh which should I believe?

This is on my new FX-8150
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post #2 of 7
35'C idle and 45'C load sounds more accurate.
    
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This is watercooled by the way.
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post #4 of 7
You may be looking at the "cpu temp" vs the "core temp" which will be different since the data comes from different places. My "CPU" temp is about 5c higher than my core temp. On my sabertooth 990FX it was about 10c higher.

Take a screen shot and circle the one you are looking at.
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post #5 of 7
yeah the HWmonitor looks to be showing more accurate readings.
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post #6 of 7
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Here's a screenshot with numbers circled.
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post #7 of 7
See where it says FX-8150 > temperatures > package

That is what Core Temp is reporting from. The other is (I believe) is your motherboard CPU temp which varies from board to board. I have seen the same model boards be off a different amount. So one sabertooth was 10c above the core temp and another was less.

My understanding is the core temp is not a thermometer though... atleast with intel... they have a different way of coming to the conclusion of what temp your core is at.
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