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Ah yes we've heard of this before, now that I have a 45nm I suppose I should be using Realtemp. So, I gave it a shot.

e8400 @ 3.6ghz 1.23 real volts

Realtemp
30c / 24c

Coretemp
40c / 34c (an even 10c higher than realtemp)

OCCT
40c / 34c

So I'm supposed to calibrate this Realtemp deal. I click "test sensors" and it tells me my sensors might be broken because there was not alot of change in temps. The TJmax is set at 95 which i read is correct. Am I goin with Realtemp here, cause its showin temps of like 24c idle which is pretty low for 3.6ghz!
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Realtemp is better for 45nm chips, Coretemp is better for 65nm chips.

So in your case, use Realtemp. And the E8400's are known to have faulty temp sensors, so be careful when overclocking.
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Ah yes we've heard of this before, now that I have a 45nm I suppose I should be using Realtemp. So, I gave it a shot.

e8400 @ 3.6ghz 1.23 real volts

Realtemp
30c / 24c

Coretemp
40c / 34c (an even 10c higher than realtemp)

OCCT
40c / 34c

So I'm supposed to calibrate this Realtemp deal. I click "test sensors" and it tells me my sensors might be broken because there was not alot of change in temps. The TJmax is set at 95 which i read is correct. Am I goin with Realtemp here, cause its showin temps of like 24c idle which is pretty low for 3.6ghz!
24°c sounds about right for only 1.23v.
What's your ambient?
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About 73f, or 22c
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Put multi to 6x, put stock back to FSB and drop volts as far as possible.

Put a fan up to max over it and measure ambient.

See which is closest
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FYI, it's loading at 51/46 with fan speed on LOW on my 9700nt
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i use realtemp for my measurements and noticed that realtemp actually matched what my ambient was which was about 30c (Florida w/comp in a room with several other machines) So are we sure realtemp is giving accurate results or are my sensors just tooo fubar'd?
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Click here for a massive thread with a lot of intelligent discussion. (Including stepping info and how to interpret your idle temps.)
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i use realtemp for my measurements and noticed that realtemp actually matched what my ambient was which was about 30c (Florida w/comp in a room with several other machines) So are we sure realtemp is giving accurate results or are my sensors just tooo fubar'd?

I'm not sure.

I read some of that thread retro but I didn't see too many 45nm results, just mainly a bunch of guys with quads.

The TJ on this chip is 95, as read in Realtemp. However coretemp reads it at 105. This accounts for the 10c difference, does this mean trust realtemp?
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