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Thread: Core Temp and SpeedFan displaying different temp figures?

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    Core Temp and SpeedFan displaying different temp figures?

    As titles says, I have both running but are displaying different figures for same sensors e.g core temps.

    Which one is correct? - seems to vary by approx 5 deg C.
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    Try CPUZ
    I think this is the one: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    I made a brand new i5 system for a friend and after having turned it on for 10 seconds the bios was reporting it being over 80degrees celsius!
    Turns out there was something funny in the bios.. CPUZ reported the correct temperature as being 35c far more acceptable we even used that program to stress test it and it was only just closing in on 60 which was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch4x4 View Post
    Try CPUZ
    I think this is the one: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    I made a brand new i5 system for a friend and after having turned it on for 10 seconds the bios was reporting it being over 80degrees celsius!
    Turns out there was something funny in the bios.. CPUZ reported the correct temperature as being 35c far more acceptable we even used that program to stress test it and it was only just closing in on 60 which was good.
    Yeh I've tried that as well but couldn't find temp readings. And yes I did look in all tabs
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    Ah aplogies I should have checked before I posted..
    Made by the same mob HWMonitor, it has the temperatures.
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor-pro.html
    It was a tech that showed it to me but I wasn't paying 100% on how he installed it so sorry about that.

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    Sure no problem. Looks promising. I'll install in the morning. I think I'll cross check all 3 apps and find 2 that are indicating similar figures. Then I'll know the third is wrong. I'll be in trouble if I get 3 different reads

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    Hehe that's the way
    Does your bios have temps you can also reference?

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    you know, I am pritty sure it does...great i'll have an extra set of reads to compare with (y didnt I think of that). Thanks strech

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    No problems. Your just in luck as I had to deal with all of this not long ago.
    I was a bit concerned though when it was the bios that was wrong.. Guess you get that with a brand new mobo and processor

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    Ok, so what didnt want to happen, actually happened. I had 3 different reads with 3 different SW. The only one that mated bios was core temp.

    Now the million dollar question - WHICH IS CORRECT?
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    Hmm it's not the newest processor in the world which makes it really odd that you are getting such different readings..
    I guess I would go with the two that are closest together so probably speedfan is being a bit too optimistic and the other two are going to be most accurate.
    But all of those temperatures are reasonably low 40 for idle is fine in my eyes. If you run something that stresses it and see what it gets to.
    Here is an idea:
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=30783 (Think that is yours)
    Max temp should be 72
    More details in the datasheet:
    http://download.intel.com/design/pro...s/31327807.pdf
    Page 81 I had a look at it has a chart that graphs power consumption vs expected temperature. Yours is supposed to sit at 44 when using 0 watts So you are under that
    But yeah if you were between 60-70 when stressed you might start having a closer look but at this stage your fine I would think.

    Cheers

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