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Hi all. CoreTemp and Speedfan tell my my temps are 30/65. I downloaded HWmonitor and nearly had to clean my shorts to see the temps read as 70+C load. If someone kind knowledgeable soul could point me in the direction of a good tutorial thread on attaining accurate temps, I'd be most grateful! Thanks!
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CoreTemp is one of the accurate programs out there. Also Everest has a plethora of readings for various hardware components. HWMonitor is also accurate from my experience...so if you get 70+ readings during stress you might have to reseat your heatsink using a good thermal paste.
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CoreTemp is one of the accurate programs out there. Also Everest has a plethora of readings for various hardware components. HWMonitor is also accurate from my experience...so if you get 70+ readings during stress you might have to reseat your heatsink using a good thermal paste.
i agree with this. you could also try TAT, thats a good temp monitoring program.
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Hitting 70 at full load while overclocked to 3ghz isn't unheard of but I do agree that your cooler should be doing more for you than my poor little Tempest. I just kiss 70 degrees when I'm setup that way...waiting on my AC7 Pro.
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Well, what I'd really like to figure out before I go ripping the box apart to put it all back together again is this:

Which temps are accurate? Coretemp and Speedfan both tell me all is well. HWmonitor tells me I should be extraordinarily concerned. Which one is right?
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When you open up Core Temp does it show your Tjunction max as 85 degrees? If so you need to add 15 degrees to the temperature that Core Temp shows in order to get your real temperature. I'm in the same board as you though.

Both applications show 15 degrees lower than. It's an unfortunate hiccup that we have to deal with.
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Yea, Coretemp shows the tjunction max as 85C. *sigh

So, I'll have to turn things down until I have a chance to reseat the cooler. I hope I haven't done any permanent damage

Thanks for all the help guys! Reps to ya.
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