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Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post
My guess is that realtemp is wrong but there is no way to know for sure, its a software program and even if it were accurate it still wouldnt be accurate because there is a margin of error in any measurement physical or software based.
Both RealTemp and CoreTemp are reading exactly the same temperature sensors. The difference between them is their TJMax setting. The temperature is calculated based on the reading's difference from the TJMax. Since RealTemp has its TJmax set lower, it will read lower temps, and vice versa.

RealTemp is set this way (supposedly) based on Intel data.
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You could make a poll asking users with 65nm quads which they trust real temp or coretemp.
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... The difference between them is their TJMax setting. The temperature is calculated based on the reading's difference from the TJMax. Since RealTemp has its TJmax set lower.....
Sorry, this is off topic, I just couldn't help but laugh when I saw "TJMaxx". Thought I'd share the retarded joke. Okay, on with the discussion, pretend I was never here. Yes, I am "that guy".
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