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post #1 of 21
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Simply enough, I've tried a few versions of Coretemp in my sig rig (I think sigrig should be a new word)...every time I open the program, my computer thinks for a few seconds, then restarts. X2 is apparently supported...can anyone help me out?
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I wish, I just stopped using it. Same thing happened to me on two very different machines, an Opteron 170 machine and a dual Opteron 285 machine. Both crashed upon opening the newer versions of core temp. I had an older version on my(Opteron 170) pc, but I think I might have deleted it. I do know that at one point it actually worked.
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Are you using .95? It's very buggy. .94 seems to be better, but I just use everest now.
post #4 of 21
A similar question was asked yesterday. You can read it for some programs that we've mentioned.


I'd say the same thing as I did in the thread, but OCN is currently slow. ><
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As I've said, I've tried multiple versions with no luck. I guess if other people are having problems and can't get it to work, I'll quit trying.
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post #6 of 21
This is a known issue with CoreTemp (both versions .95 and .94). The program indiscriminately and randomly hard crashes rigs. I've posted information on this several times in the past, actually.

The program author is presently testing a fix, but hasn't released it to the public.

You can find more information here.

Hope this helps.
    
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
As I've said, I've tried multiple versions with no luck. I guess if other people are having problems and can't get it to work, I'll quit trying.
Ya coretemp used to crash my comp all the time. Too bad cause I liked it when it worked.
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Does it happen to only certain motherboard brands?
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I'm not sure. It crashes my system. But that's okay because I just use speedfan now and I am never looking back.
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
Does it happen to only certain motherboard brands?
It's a strange phenomenon. It seems totally random, according to the program author, with whom I've conversed about the issue. It affects both AMD and Intel platforms, too, and across OSes. His studies and testing indicate that it the trigger mechanism is that the program makes an illegal memory access, which causes the system to shut down as a protection strategy.

I've run it on many rigs; on four systems for my family, on four different motherboard models (three different manufacturers: Abit, Asus, Biostar), all of them displayed this behavior. For customer rigs, sometimes it happened, sometimes it didn't. Totally baffling issue.

But, he's working on a fix which is supposedly close to finish beta-level testing.
    
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