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Temps..What is the right one?

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Ok so I get different temps from different programs. What do I believe?

Core Temp and RealTemp and 15 C off of what HWMonitor is. I was going with HWMonitor because it was highest, but then I was getting 60C with only 1.35 vcore at 2.5 . Didn't seem right so I reseated my AC7 with some fresh AS5 and still get the same results.

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I'd stick with core temp. or Bios
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I checked the BIOS temp and it was 27 degrees which is what CoreTemp and RealTemp are telling me...so I guess my CPU is not running as hot as I thought it was.
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yeap, i don't like nvidia monitor, i wonder is it because your motherboard is using an intel chipset.
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None of them are 100% accurate. The inportant figure is the delta to TJ max. If you notice that coretemp and realtemp list different TJ max values for some CPUs. the temp reported is the same compared to TJ max for both programs. That is due to the afct that Intel does not release TJ max values for desktop CPU's. All the temp programs use values aquired from mobile processors.

Since the core temps for these CPU's is based off TJ Max, there is no telling what the actual temp is. however, that does not make them useless. Since the important value is TJ max anyways, if you look at the delta to TJ max, it should be the same for both real temp and coretemp regardless of reported temps. There is a great article on it. I'll see if I can find it.
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