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post #1 of 14
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I can't decide which temp monitor to trust for use in my sig rig. Ambient going into my case is about 23 C. ASUS PC Probe reads 17C CPU, Speedfan reads 31, 23, 27, 28 and Core Temp reads 45, 38, 42, 43 for my 4 cores. BIOS reads 22-23 C. PC Wizard and TAT won't launch. Which to trust?
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post #2 of 14
Personally, I would trust CoreTemp. Mostly because you're running a Quad, which would NEVER idle at temps below 35-40C, so you immediately rule out PC Probe, Speedfan, and the BIOS reading.
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post #3 of 14
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Anyone else?
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post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpartnChief View Post
Anyone else?
CoreTemp FTW!
It's the only program that shows accurate temps on my machine.
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post #5 of 14
Another one for coretemp here. It gives the highest temps but takes the temps from the die not from the surface like speedfan.
post #6 of 14
CoreTemp for a quad. It should show you temps for all 4 cores over TAT.
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post #7 of 14
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I suppose I should probably re-seat and lap my heatsink, because CoreTemp shows my load temp to be 65...

Also: My CoreTemp always crashes after about 5 minutes, load or idle. ???
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpartnChief View Post
I suppose I should probably re-seat and lap my heatsink, because CoreTemp shows my load temp to be 65...

Also: My CoreTemp always crashes after about 5 minutes, load or idle. ???
I had problems with coretemp 0.95, try 0.94 instead. Seams to be more stable.
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post #9 of 14
Look at your temps speedfan and coretemp are getting the same reading just either from a different point or one of them is calibrated differently. They are the same for all the readins just off by 15c or so.

Wasnt there an issue with certain cores or whatever being 15c off with tat or coretemp depending on the TPD of the core.
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post #10 of 14
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Yeah, with the TJunction thing, but which one is correct?
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