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With an OC of 8x400 (3.2 Ghz), do these seem like the right temps if i have a Zerotherm BTF-90? I would be running Coretemp, but it always says something like "drivers could not be loaded." I would really like to run coretemp, is there a way to get it to work?

Also, what are the temps on speedfan that are reading ~48C? are those my actual cores, or all my cores put together and averaged to make up the highlighted CPU temp?

i figure if both Asus PC probe and Speedfan are reading my CPU temp @ 27C or so, I'm doing pretty well.

Correct me though if I'm reading the wrong temps, I need to know.

Note: I realize that NVmonitor doesn't monitor core temps, and the highlighted temp on it is for my GPU, which is running a bit hot for idle
    
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Try HWmonitor
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1797
Pretty accurate imo.
    
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/Core_Temp_d5665.html

Core Temp.

SpeedFan if you must, but is not accurate by 10+ degrees Celcius.

edit:
SpeedFan is not always accurate, well not for me at least. Some say it is, some say it is not. Most people concur that Core Temp is most accurate.
    
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i figure if both Asus PC probe and Speedfan are reading my CPU temp @ 27C or so, I'm doing pretty well.
All I know is that both Asus PC probe and Speedfan take the temps straight from the bios, so there as accurate as can be
    
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Hi.

CPUID Hardware Monitor is reliable, so is Core Temp.
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Another vote for CoreTemp. I use it on my Q6600 system to monitor my overclock
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well i downloaded HWmonitor...says my cores are at an average of 44C...i take it this is a little high for being idle...what can i do to lower my temps? I may end up just reseating my heatsink, and maybe putting on a little more AS5...THANKS EVERYBODY SO FAR!!
    
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well i downloaded HWmonitor...says my cores are at an average of 44C...i take it this is a little high for being idle...what can i do to lower my temps? I may end up just reseating my heatsink, and maybe putting on a little more AS5...THANKS EVERYBODY SO FAR!!
Your not going to lower your idle temps much even with liquid nitrogen. It is well documented that sensors on the new cpus, are only accurate near throttling temps, ie when DTS is nearing zero. They are not calibrated for idle temps, and in fact most can not even report temps below 40, even when exposed to liquid nitrogen.

So ignore idle core temps. Once you get core temps up to 60C+ you have a more accurate reading, so use core temps for load temps only.

If you want to know idle temps, calibrate your cpu (tcase) temp and use that. Underclock you cpu and set vcore to 1 volt, and in windows your cpu temp should be near internal ambient temps of your case. For example, if cpu reading 5C lower than internal case ambient, then always know that you need to add 5C for accurate cpu (tcase) temps. You can use latest speedfan, and it will keep this calibration.
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thats very helpful opt33....thank you
    
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