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Okay, when you check your BIOS, is it giving you an idle or full load temp?

If I wanna keep my CPU at 50-55C under load, I should try to get it to idle at 35-45 in the BIOS, right?

I'm assuming the temp jumps 10-15 or so from idle to being under load. Is this correct?

I hate it 'cause when I run speedfan it doesn't show me any readings in the charts. What gives?
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Originally Posted by Patrice Mersault
Okay, when you check your BIOS, is it giving you an idle or full load temp?

If I wanna keep my CPU at 50-55C under load, I should try to get it to idle at 35-45 in the BIOS, right?

I'm assuming the temp jumps 10-15 or so from idle to being under load. Is this correct?

I hate it 'cause when I run speedfan it doesn't show me any readings in the charts. What gives?
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Actually, the BIOS temp is approxamately 80% of the full load temp.
    
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Actually, the BIOS temp is approxamately 80% of the full load temp.
Really? How does that work?

So what should I ideally look for the BIOS temp to be if I want full load to sit around 50-55?
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post #5 of 32
Yes. What Duke said. BIOS puts some load onto your CPU when you check. That way you'll have some idea of what the load would be like. BIOS temp. is the MOST accurate, IMO.

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Originally Posted by Patrice Mersault
Really? How does that work?

So what should I ideally look for the BIOS temp to be if I want full load to sit around 50-55?
It all depends on your cooling. Seeing that you have stock, you'll see 10*C+ difference between actual idle and full load.
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By the by, that Everest thing is awesome. It's working except...I don't see any temperature readout. Where do I go for that?

All the other information is killer.
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post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by Zipnogg
It all depends on your cooling. Seeing that you have stock, you'll see 10*C+ difference between actual idle and full load.
How do I know actual idle temperatures if BIOS puts stress on it to mimic load temps better?
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Originally Posted by Patrice Mersault
By the by, that Everest thing is awesome. It's working except...I don't see any temperature readout. Where do I go for that?

All the other information is killer.
when you run it click on computer then sensor
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post #9 of 32
Well, really, the only way to read idle temp. is to boot into Windows, and use Everest.

Computer => Sensor (in Everest)
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post #10 of 32
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Nothing's poppin' up when I go to sensor. That part that gives readouts is gray.
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