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Coretemp and HWMonitor disagree about my load temps by about 6 degrees C. I've manually offset HWMonitor by 10 degrees. Which one should I believe? The two had been 11 degrees C apart before I remounted my cpu block.
    
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I always go with Coretemp. It seems that HWMonitor never gets my temps right. It says I'm 19C at idle when I know that's impossible. CoreTemp always displays the temp right. ~30C at idle.
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Hmmmm hate to cause confusion by saying this but I always go with hwmonitor for the same reason...hwmonitor reflects the temp on my motherboard which is socket temp, coretemp is always about 5 degrees lower in my system and therefor I dont trust it.
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HWmon is better for me.

as a dual core it works fine and shows the same core temp but when im unlocked core temp doesnt work so i have to use HWmon's socket temp for a better reading.

also HWmon gives more temps too. HWmon>coretemp
    
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I would use the motherboard's temp monitoring software, like Asus Probe II or Asus AI Suite - They know which sensors to use and how to calculate the exact for your board. This will tell you the most accurate temperature. You can adjust your favorite monitoring software after that.
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I use HWMonitor. You could consult both and average the results, or err with the higher number.

The only way to be sure is to use a reliable IR thermometer.
    
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Originally Posted by Aph0ticShield;11830375 
I would use the motherboard's temp monitoring software, like Asus Probe II or Asus AI Suite - They know which sensors to use and how to calculate the exact for your board. This will tell you the most accurate temperature. You can adjust your favorite monitoring software after that.

This. I personally like AIDA64-tho it is payware, it is a nice tool with lots more bells and whistles than CoreTemp or HWMonitor.
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post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by stonedzen;11830200 
Hmmmm hate to cause confusion by saying this but I always go with hwmonitor for the same reason...hwmonitor reflects the temp on my motherboard which is socket temp, coretemp is always about 5 degrees lower in my system and therefor I dont trust it.
The only issue is while the cpu temp on the mobo is the one you want to be looking at they are notoriously inaccurate depending on what company its made by. That being said boards made by ASUS, gigabyte, evga and other higher end brands tend to be accurate however if you are running a foxconn or some other low tier company don't expect it to be very accurate.
Edited by scyy - 12/30/10 at 6:10pm
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Core Temp is small and works with the little CPU-monitor gadget you can get from the windows gallery, for me its like looking at the dash to check my speed( or heat?) HWMonitor is larger and much more involved. I use both. I boot core temp with the system always and use it when I am general using the pc. If I am benchmarking, testing or stressing I use HW Monitor because I want to get under the hood if you will.
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HWMonitor and Coretemp get their readings from the same place. So the Core temps in HWMonitor should be the same as the core temp (sensor on the CPU) reported by Coretemp. If not, something is really off because there is only one Core temperature sensor on your system and softwares generally read these sensors the same way.

The difference is that HwMonitor can also read the socket temp (sensor on the motherboard) which should slightly differ from the core temps. This sensor is usually labeled TMPIN01, TMPIN02, or TMPIN03 depending on the board.

Thubans are known for having unreliable core temperature sensors. If you wish to go by core temps, you need to add 10 degrees to the actual reading. Or you can go by the socket temperature (which is what most people go by) which should be pretty accurate from the get go.

Using manufacturer software makes it easy because in most cases, these softwares know exactly which reading refers to what part of the board (TMPIN01 is CPU, TMPIN02 is NB etc..).
Edited by doritos93 - 12/30/10 at 3:12pm
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