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I dont understand it, everything else like Speedfan/Core Center/ETC... read my C2D temps in the 20's and 30's OC'd to 3.0 but TAT reads 40's to 50's and everyone says to "Go off of TATs readings"

Does TAT get readings from a different section on the CPU or something? Is it more accurate than conventional programs?

Also TAT seems to recognize my CPU as a "Pentium M" ...

Any ideas?
    
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TAT takes it from the core instead of other parts of CPU.
    
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Doesn't coretemp also take from core?
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thats what I figured...

any idea what the "Danger" zone is on TAT when taking a look at the temps on Core's 1 and 2?
    
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What? TAT & CoreTemp usually have temps withing 1ºC-2ºC of each other. Don't use the stress test integrated with TAT because that puts more stress on what you actually will be doing (most the time, even gaming). So run something like orthos and look ad the temps on TAT and CoreTemp (again, these two have very very close readings). They both read from the CPU die and other programs read from the mobo sensor. I think the new version of Speedfan also reads from the die.
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Well Counter-Strike or WoW put it in the 50's. Is this okay OC'd at 3.0 with 1.4Vcore?
    
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Yes keep it under 60, preferably 55
Have you tried less vcore? Most e6400 chips dont need that many volts at 3.0ghz.
    
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Ok WoW puts it at 50? Try a few runs of Orthos. WoW is really, just not an extensive CPU game.
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Why test it for temperatures he will never reach??? He told us the games he plays and the temps in the games; they were acceptable so why do an orthos test?
    
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Why test it for temperatures he will never reach??? He told us the games he plays and the temps in the games; they were acceptable so why do an orthos test?
Because I say I only do this and that and then a few months later I get a new game and I pop it in and turns out my CPU on a serious load gets overheated.

Seriously who has a 8800GTX + conroe and not getting crysis or something?

GTX is meant for hardcore games not WOW + CS:S
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