What Do I Listen To?

simon_t

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Hello All, I'm attempting to monitor temperatures in my PC while overclocking. However, I get conflicting temperature read outs from different software.

If I use Easy Tune (the utility that came with my mobo) it says that the CPU temp is 35c and the system temp (whatever that is) is 52c.

However, Real Temp, from TechPowerUp, says my CPU is 50c. Which one is correct?

If I shut down real quick and check the BIOS Easy Tune seems to be the closer of the two values but, as I'm unsure how quickly temperature drops, I'm not sure whether this is an accurate way to do things.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks.
 

simon_t

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Thanks. Seems like CoreTemp is giving the same reading as RealTemp.

It's odd that there is a 15 degree difference between that and Easy Tune though.
 

Note 2: Tjunction sensors were designed to be linear at high temperatures for Throttle and Shutdown protection, so Tjunction Idle could indicate too low or too high. Many 45 nanometer variants have faulty sensors that "stick" and might not Idle below 50c. Sensors can be tested using Real Temp - http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core-core-temperature-guide
Hence why I use RealTemp.
 
I use my finger, if I get a blister then i down clock....

If it is too hot to the touch but no blister or smoke then I just leave it alone..

If its cold then normally that means the computer is off.....
 
Naw, its on the right thread....

The NB is tested in different way....

I put a small roach on the NB, if he jumps to the hard-drive bay then normally that means it is over 65c, if he sits there and chills for a minute then that means I have more headroom for a higher overclock...