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Windows 7: Which temperature reading should i go by?

06 Feb 2010   #1
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Which temperature reading should i go by?

I wasnt sure were to post this question, but i wanted to know which cpu temperture reading should i go by the main cpu temp or should i go by the temps for the seperate cores ?




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06 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello tremain,

What are you using this data for? For over-clocking purposes, I would pay attention to the highest reading.

~JK
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06 Feb 2010   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

The tcase (CPU) is the most important.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 

yes for overclocking.
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06 Feb 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I prefer to use the core temps, but the reading output is more sensitive, thus more irradic than the CPU temp. With overclocking, you will probably be pushing the maximum more often, and the core temp would be quicker about detecting any problems.

EDIT: If you use automatic controls to alert or shutdown with a high temp, the core temp is more likely to trip this due to spikes, so I would rely on manual monitoring.
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06 Feb 2010   #6
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 

thank you for you help.
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07 Feb 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Basically, watch them both (tCase and Core temps).
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07 Feb 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

That wouldn't be a bad idea, but it would seem to me that the CPU temp would be effected by the combined temperature of both cores. For instance, if one core was idle, and the other maxed out, wouldn't the CPU temp display a mean temperature of probably 50% of the core's maximum? If so, that wouldn't protect against an overtemp on the active core..
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