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Is there a reliable temp monitoring tool for an unlocked PII X2? I know when unlocked the PIIs tend to not read a temp. In HWMonitor it shows all 0s except under the "Temperatures" section where CPU is listed as one and it does show a temp, but I have seen other pics of HWMonitor displays and that reading seems to show a few degrees higher than the actual CPU core temp.

So I guess my question is, how do I get a reliable reading of my CPU temp?
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post #2 of 9
Try downloading core temp:

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post
Try downloading core temp:

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
I tried that one, reads 0 as well
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post #4 of 9
The only real way is to make an estimate, lock the 2 cores and open up hwmonitor or coretemp. Look at the CORE temps and then TMPIN0 you will normally notice a rough 10c difference here. Run a stress test program like LINX and look at the temps again and make sure u still get that rough 10c offset so if the tmpin0 reads 40c and core reads 30c you know that is a good place to start.

Activate the 2 cores again and look at the tmpin0 again, but what i do here is make a worst case scenario, instead of offsetting by 10c i do it by 5c, since there are 2 more active cores pumping out heat.

So now if you see tmpin0 reads 50c to be paranoid you can say the the core temps are 45-48c, but in reality they may actually be the same 10c offset. I just use a 5c offset now to be on the safe side.
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post #5 of 9
Tmp0 never gets over 40 degrees for me but when I turn off ACC, my core temps are at 35 or so; this is at full load in ibt or p95.
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On unlocked CPUs you can't get per-core temps. You have to use the main CPU temp.

It's not that big a deal honestly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
On unlocked CPUs you can't get per-core temps. You have to use the main CPU temp.

It's not that big a deal honestly.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
On unlocked CPUs you can't get per-core temps. You have to use the main CPU temp.

It's not that big a deal honestly.
Right, that is what I have been doing, then I noticed on a couple other people's screen shots that the main CPU was a few degrees higher than the per core temp. I just wanted to make sure I was getting an accurate reading.

Kind of a big deal to me honestly.
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post #9 of 9
The Asus software from my motherboard still monitors temps for me when I have my 4th core unlocked.

I compared it to HWMonitor and they are pretty close only off by a degree or 2.

Edit: This program..
ASUS PC ProbeII
Edited by TwiggLe - 3/15/11 at 10:16am
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