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i check the cpu temps on many programs and they all give me a value of 0C. i know thats wrong...

it was a dual core and got unlocked to 3. 4 wont boot.

i forgot which model it is but its a 3.2ghz. not mine just wanted to give it some overclock but dont want that do it without the temp...
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Use the CPU Temps in the BIOS and Software Monitoring Programs like HWMonitor, SpeedFan and Everest, not the Core Temps.

When you unlock an X2 or X3, the ability to monitor the Core Temps go.
Most people use the CPU Temp with Deneb's/Thuban's AFAIK. At least I do.

3.2Ghz, sounds like a 555 BE. Sometime's they require more Voltages to boot with all four Cores, but then again, sometimes they require way too much just to get the last Core working, if at all, so an extra Core for the price of nothing is still something to be happy with.
 
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Originally Posted by EvoBeardy View Post
Use the CPU Temps in the BIOS and Software Monitoring Programs like HWMonitor, SpeedFan and Everest, not the Core Temps.

When you unlock an X2 or X3, the ability to monitor the Core Temps go.
Most people use the CPU Temp with Deneb's/Thuban's AFAIK. At least I do.

3.2Ghz, sounds like a 555 BE. Sometime's they require more Voltages to boot with all four Cores, but then again, sometimes they require way too much just to get the last Core working, if at all, so an extra Core for the price of nothing is still something to be happy with.

This.
you will will get cpu temp,consider the cores are 2 degrees higher.
if you are concerned,enable a temp cut off. working temps shouldnt exceed 62-65c. Consider the extra core/s a bonus! check if they are stable with a 6 hr prime 95 run,just cos they are unlocked doesnt mean they are fully operational.

Remember the stock cooler is actually a paperweight with the thermal properties of lead,upgrade before tweaking.
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 1/20/11 at 7:31am
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Unlocking disables core sensors.
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