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post #1 of 7
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i use core temps to see my cpu core temperature and it shows that both my cores are at 28 idle but when i open up tforce fan control it shows my ambient temp at 30c whats goin on. the fan contrall has always also said my cpu is warmer then core temp but i thought core temp was more accurate so i ignored until i fell below ambient. what is goin on and which is more acurate.
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post #2 of 7
It's only a 2*C difference.

Depending on the program, there will be minor errors that are negligible.

You can go with either.

If you're worried about overclocking and what-not, don't worry about it until you actually hit the danger temperature.
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use TAT
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post #4 of 7
my rule is take what ever the hottest core temp is that way your always playing it safe, 30c is nothing to worry about, if it was 55-65+ then youve got a problem
 
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post #5 of 7
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well my load on tforce software easily gets to 65 and i cant use tat cause it gives me error when ever i tried to install and run.
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post #6 of 7
Room temp is a pretty big effect on CPU load temps. I found that a 1 °F change in room temp affects the CPU core temp by about 1-1/2 °C. See my data in this thread.
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post #7 of 7
Ambient temps have quite a big part to play in overall CPU temps. My PC is in a small room and it usually idles on 35c. But after around 5 hours of system usage it gets to around 39c-40c idle.
 
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