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Just wondering which program I should use.
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post #2 of 13
Core Temp.

I'd recommend RealTemp but seems like it doesn't work with AMD CPUs (link).
Edited by reaper~ - 3/13/11 at 6:57pm
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Whats the highest do I want to be on idle? At 4.2ghz I idle at 42-45... And when I play games I think its like 58-55.
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post #4 of 13
asus motherboard, pc probe
or the good old hwmonitor.

idle temps dont mean squat. load temps is what matters. ideally,55c max. after that, performance takes a hit.
62c is max you never want to see.
Edited by pc-illiterate - 3/13/11 at 7:00pm
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hwmonitor and coretemp, stay away from speedfan
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Originally Posted by joelmartinez View Post
stay away from speedfan

speedfan is actually right with hwmon most of the time. hwmon lags a bit behind sometimes too.
probably really depends what gives you the most consistent accurate temp readings. lol
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post #7 of 13
Another vote for HWMonitor. Make sure you look at CPU socket temp, not core temps. The Phenom II's core temp sensors almost always read 10C lower than the actual CPU socket temp.
Idle temps don't really mean much, although 45C seems pretty high. Under load, you start to lose performance above 55C, and anything over 62C is dangerously hot.
    
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dissentience View Post
Another vote for HWMonitor. Make sure you look at CPU socket temp, not core temps. The Phenom II's core temp sensors almost always read 10C lower than the actual CPU socket temp.
Idle temps don't really mean much, although 45C seems pretty high. Under load, you start to lose performance above 55C, and anything over 62C is dangerously hot.
i have HWMonitor but for some reason i don't see CPU socket temp.
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post #9 of 13
Does it have temps labeled things like TMPIN0, TMPIN1, etc.? If so then you kind of have to figure out for yourself which one is the CPU socket temp. Run a stress test and look to see which temp increases similar to the core temps. That temp will be your CPU socket temp. Or you could just go by the core temp + 10*C rule
    
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Originally Posted by Dissentience View Post
Does it have temps labeled things like TMPIN0, TMPIN1, etc.? If so then you kind of have to figure out for yourself which one is the CPU socket temp. Run a stress test and look to see which temp increases similar to the core temps. That temp will be your CPU socket temp. Or you could just go by the core temp + 10*C rule
All I see is TMPIN0 and TMPIN1
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