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Exactly what the title says. I just built a new rig for someone and it seems I am getting different temps for the CPU from every program out there. The rig has a Phenom 9850BE with a OCZ Gladiator Max cooler & AS5, a Foxconn A7DA-S mainboard, 4gb OCZ reaper DDR21066, and a 9800GTX+. The BIOS gives me a 51c reading, the app that comes with the mobo called FOXONE says 40c, Coretemp says 25c, and Everest says 49c. I need a definate reading that I can trust before we can try to OC even a little. I expect 35-40 would be normal since the ambient temp is around 25c here.
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Its best to go with the highest temperature and work from there. Since most of your programs are reading temperatures in the 40-50c range, its logical to assume that its in that area. Maybe try AMD Overdrive?
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Its best to go with the highest temperature and work from there. Since most of your programs are reading temperatures in the 40-50c range, its logical to assume that its in that area. Maybe try AMD Overdrive?
I was thinking the same thing myself. AMD overdrive only gives me temps of each individual core at 25c. Which is the same thing that Coretemp gives me. Now do I go off each core for the temp, or what other programs give me for a combined temp?
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All the cores are going to show the same temperature, they all contain the same coding, dunno why they did it like that.
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I'd trust Everest or HWMonitor.
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All the cores are going to show the same temperature, they all contain the same coding, dunno why they did it like that.
Actually all four cores show that the temps will change independently of each other in every program that I use. HWMonitor, Everest, and Coretemp all show each core's tempature, but HWMonitor and Everest use the ITE IT87 sensors on the Foxconn motherboard, but each uses a seperate sensore from the package as the CPU temp. HWMonitor uses TmPIN1 at 39c as CPU, and Everest uses TMPIN2 at 51c. According to CPUID website, Coretemp uses a sensor in the northbridge to calculate the temp, which I assume is the same sensor as the ITE IT 187. I have read that the ITE IT87 is also inaccurate by 4-5 degrees, but I have no idea which sensor would be the correct one to go off of for the CPU. Another thing that I am unclear of is using the CPU temp vs. the Core temps of each core, and what will using either do for me in making sure that the recommended max temp isn't exceeded in during an overclock. Another weird thing is that CPUZ and and PC Wizard reports the CPU running at 1250mhz stock, and CoreTemp reports 2500mhz, the right speed and all three apps are made by the same company.
Edited by str8maniac - 12/24/08 at 5:39pm
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i use hwmonitor with my 9850.
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i use hwmonitor with my 9850.
Which reading do you go off of? Mine has seven all together for the CPU alone.
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