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SpeedFan and Asus Probe II report idle 'CPU' temp as 19-21C and load 31-35C. How is this possible? My room isn't that cold, it's probably about 24C ambient room temp.

SpeedFan and Core Temp report idle 'Core1' and 'Core2' temp around 27-29C and load around 34-39C.

I'm using stock cooling but have good airflow. I am going to purchase a Thermaltake V1 soon. I want to keep my load temp at max 55C (I've heard 55C or 60C is a good max) but which of the above temperatures am I supposed to be monitoring?
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post #2 of 18
use this: http://www.overclock.net/downloads/1...intel-tat.html
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post #3 of 18
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I've read/heard TAT is very similar if not the same as Core Temp. I will try it, but assuming I try it and get the same readings for Core1/Core2 as Core Temp, I still don't know whether I'm supposed to be monitoring Core1/Core2 or CPU temp (which is about 6-10 deg lower)
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post #4 of 18
IntelTAT is for Pentium M's iirc. Use CoreTemp. It's got the right stuff setup in it for the C2D's

Monitor Core1 and Core2. CPU should be the temp off the CPU fan.
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
IntelTAT is for Pentium M's iirc. Use CoreTemp. It's got the right stuff setup in it for the C2D's

Monitor Core1 and Core2. CPU should be the temp off the CPU fan.
iirc?

I get the same using TAT and coretemp and prefer TAT personally, so thats what i recommend
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
IntelTAT is for Pentium M's iirc. Use CoreTemp. It's got the right stuff setup in it for the C2D's

Monitor Core1 and Core2. CPU should be the temp off the CPU fan.

I had this question in my thread here as well. So I have TAT and Coretemp and they report the same Core1 and Core2 temps. You are saying we don't have to worry about the CPU temp(which is about 7-8C higher than the Core1 and Core2 temps?

Example.

CPU 34C
Core1 27C
Core2 27C

I only pay attention to the 27C not the 34C?
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post #7 of 18
iirc = if I remember correctly.

Someone else had posted that IntelTAT was for Pentium M's but I see what you're saying about them being the same.

CPU = the temp at the CPU Fan.

Core 1/2 = The CPU Core
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
CPU = the temp at the CPU Fan.

Core 1/2 = The CPU Core
I get that, but my question is, when overclocking and making sure we stay below the 55C mark. Do I keep the CPU below 55C or do I just keep Core1/2 below 55C?
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post #9 of 18
Core. And actually mine goes over on load to about 62Cº

45-55 = nice
55-65 = your going to have a shorter life time (say 5 years instead of 10)
65-75 = I hope you plan to upgrade in a year.
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post #10 of 18
CPU is @ the Tjunction which is at the top of the heatsink directly under your cpu cooler. (Only temp us D series guys get, which is why we can go to ~65ish) It is hotter because it's both cores contributing to the same spot. Closer #'s from CPU to core1/2 would be ideal. I could be 100% wrong about everything I just said.
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