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Hey,

ive just built my new pc and want to check temps but dont know what the best program for it is? Atm im using speedfan but its got a load of clearly wrong temps listed for some things so dont know if i should trust it for the others aswell lol.
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Hey,

ive just built my new pc and want to check temps but dont know what the best program for it is? Atm im using speedfan but its got a load of clearly wrong temps listed for some things so dont know if i should trust it for the others aswell lol.
Core temp

Pc Wizard
and

Everest
all work good for my Q6600, all temps read within 1c of each program.

Best bet is to run a couple to make sure temps match, than use the one you prefer.
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Hi.

Here are some apps that work well

CoreTemp

CPUID HW Monitor

RivaTuner

ATI Tool
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HW Monitor is my fave
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hey thanks for the replies. Ive downloaded a couple of the ones you recommended and they are all giving the same readings, and yeh speedfan was about 6*C hotter than all of them lol.

Im getting 43, 43, 37, 37 idle, is that a bit too high?? only built pc yesterday dno if temps go down alot after worn in?
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Yes.

There is a cure-time for TIM

The average drop is 2-4C after apporximately 90-100 hours of thermal cycling (applies to AS5).

Lapped surfaces can take up to 200 hours of thermal cycling for the TIM to fully cure.
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Im getting 43, 43, 37, 37 idle, is that a bit too high?? only built pc yesterday dno if temps go down alot after worn in?
I'd say way to hot for stock settings.

What thermal compound did you use for the tuniq?

I highly reccomend OCZ Freeze, no cure time, as soon as your up n running you know where ur at.

But you should be around high 20's low 30's on stock volts n cpu freq IMO.

look into the guide for applying thermal paste, make sure you did it right.

I find that about the size of a peice of rice, dead center does the trick. I usually give the heatsink a little twist when pressing it down just to be sure it spreads.
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hmm maybe ill have to reseat it at some point

at the moment its idle 39 39 33 34, i think it was doing stuff last time i looked.

i just played counter strike source for about 30 mins and the log files say no cores went over 44 so i guess its ok to use for now, but will have to redo it before oc'ing.

and i used arctic silver 5, probably a little too much lol, maybe 2 and a bit grains of rice ;\\.

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