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Hey, I've got my i7 950 running at about 3.8 GHz. I've got a Noctua NH-D14 so it's a pretty conservative OC for now but I'm just trying to get the hang of things first. I'm using SpeedFan but I'm not sure what the temperatures 1, 2 and 3 are. For the CPU Should I just look at say an average of the four core temperatures?

Also on the readings tab it says "Found Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz". It doesn't say the OCed frequency. Does this mean that my OC hasn't applied properly for some reason?

For the record, my idle temperatures are:

Temp1: 43
Temp2: 33
Temp3: 47
Core0: 41
Core1: 37
Core2: 42
Core3: 35

Ambient would be mid 20s.
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And why are you using Speedfan for overclocking?
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Well I'm not doing the OC in speedfan...I'm doing it in the BIOS like everyone else. I'm just using speedfan as a tool in my OCing.

I perhaps didn't make that clear enough.
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Just use Coretemp or HWMonitor for temps and CPU-Z for checking frequency.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares.html

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Originally Posted by AussieDave27 View Post
Also on the readings tab it says "Found Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz". It doesn't say the OCed frequency. Does this mean that my OC hasn't applied properly for some reason?
No, that's just the name.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/1/11 at 7:48pm
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as others have said, coretemp and cpuz are your best bet. but speed fan does have its advantages. i like speedfan because you can change your fans speed without having to go into bios. also it can tell you the temp of your hdd. As for the temps 1, 2, and 3 i cant say for sure which one is which, but 1 of them is your vreg, 1 of them is the chipset, and i ferget what the other 1 is.

as for measuring your cpu temp, i always stick with the hottest core. this will give you a bit of safety cushion when it comes to temps.
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Thanks, I'll take a look.
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