Originally Posted by RobRedbeard
Actually, with my E6420 at 1.08v and 1.6Ghz, at idle, I'm reading 4-5C over ambient. This means that Real Temp is also excellent for this processor. Don't forget, the author is running an E6400 and an E8400 himself. His goal was to get both of them reading very accurately, not just 45nm. Real Temp is still the best temp program for either sub-architecture. Use Speedfan if you want a hysteresis plot.
5-6C over ambient is more like WC temps, for air it is more likely 10-15C over ambient with a good cooler. Unless that's your idle and not normal use, because air coolers work pretty goodon idle temps. It's more about load, though, and see if CoreTemp says the same as Realtemp, I'm curious!
Originally Posted by Fox_Smash
it's the same,temp stays at -49ÂºC IDLE or full load.
there's gotta be some way to read this thing's temps without going into the bios.
Try using a different program, and if you get the reading of at least one CPU core or the overall CPU temp, then you can use that as a guideline for the whole CPU.