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which CPU Temps should i believe? HWMonitor

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my buddies daft punk would like to ask you which CPU temps i should trust? the CPU temps coming from the motherboard -or- the individual core temps from the CPU tab?




i'm really hoping that my individual core temps are lying because that is really high for idle temps.
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post #2 of 5
I have always used HW monitor myself.
    
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post #3 of 5
I tend not to believe HWMonitor... It seems to give me out of wack temps.
Not to mention Real Temp does the same.

Have a look.
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For Core2Duo I use coretemp.
    
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It is inaccurate because each one of them has a different TJMax.
    
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