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Reliability of speedfan and core temp

post #1 of 7
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Greetingzah

Speedfan gives me great readings when I stress test(orthos), but coretemp gives me bad ones and my voltage is at 1.52...

Speedfan: 51-52 per core

coretemp: 69-70

How reliable are these programs? Everywhere I read ppl reccomend coretemp, but I just don't want core temp to be right! btw my ambient temp is really cool, AC on full in a small room.
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Temp monitoring programs are rarely correct. Intel never released a reliable set of Tjmax values to correctly monitor Core 2 Duo temps. Because of that, the creators of these temp monitoring programs had to take guesses at the Tjmax values based on mobiel c2d values that were confirmed by Intel. Many programs will give you different readings.

I don't even use temp monitoring programs anymore. If I throttle, I know I'm in bad shape. If you really need to know, try all of them. Download Everest, OCCT, CoreTemp, RealTemp, and any others I might have missed. See which ones give you the same temp, and go by that I guess...
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Thanks!

I'm not surprized that what seems like the most simple of technologies is so misunderstood... But I'm sure intel would condure the perfect temp monitoring software if they didn't want us to make mistakes, and pay for them.
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post #4 of 7
Usually CoreTemp is right, but go with Everest just to confirm.
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post #5 of 7
SpeedFan is really only for P4's and Celly's.

Use Everest and CoreTemp (RealTemp if its a 45nm chip).
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post #6 of 7
CoreTemp/Everest for 65nm, RealTemp for 45nm.
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Thanks all. You are all right, however OCCT is also giving me accurate readings.
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