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Real temp sensor movment Interpritation

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What does this test do and what do my results say about my sensors?

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The interpretation is that they don't stick. Here's an excerpt from the Real Temp Installation & Calibration Page:

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Sensor Test
The recent transition by Intel to 45nm has resulted in some of the DTS sensors showing signs of sticking at low temperatures and not functioning the way users would like them to. If your DTS sensors are sticking then no software in the world is going to be able to tell you accurate core temperatures based on inaccurate data. Different reported temperatures at idle is one possible sign of trouble. "Test Sensors" performs a quick test where it loads up each of your cores and measures the change in the individual DTS data for each core and reports the results.

Temperatures that don't change during this quick test are a sign of a sensor that is getting stuck. One sensor that always changes significantly more than the other sensor is also a sign that the one that moves the smallest amount might be stuck.

This test was able to report that Core0 in my E8400 was getting stuck at a DTS value of 67. It won't go any lower even if I moved to the North Pole. This is outside my normal temperature range so it isn't a problem for me but other users have reported their sensors getting stuck at much higher values. Don't rely on this program or any program to report accurate temperatures on cores that have sensors that are sticking. If this sticking continues to occur at higher values then your load temperatures based on what the DTS is reporting won't be accurate either.

The CPU Cool Down Test takes longer but is much more thorough than this test. It is highly recommended if this initial Sensor Test shows any unusual looking sensor data.

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