Quote: Originally Posted by LexLen
The later Bios from 6.03 has the correct temprture value the 5.01 is incorrect this I think is due to possible changes in the Z chipset.
I have several Z68 chipset systemboards including an intel model, I get aprox the same reading on all my i7 2600k cpu's with the same V8 Cooler on all my boards +- 2 degrees, using the standard Intel box cooler the temp is a lot more but still matches the Intel system board with standard cooler.
I did these test because I was worried why my Asus system board with a I7 and a V8 cooler was hotter on idle than the Intel board with a standard cooler.
Hope this helps you.
Thanks for your response but...
v 0501 bios measures Tcore very close to the software (CoreTemp, RealTemp, SIW). The ASUS temperature control curves appear well matched to this temperature.
Later BIOS versions measure 8-10 Celsius less according to the ASUS BIOS and Probe II. I assume what is being measured is more like Tcase. The temperature control curves have the same %Fan vs Temperature.
The net result is Prime95 and Handbrake encodes run around 3 degrees Celsius higher with the later BIOSs. I consider this bad!
ASUS can't change the temperature measure and leave the control curves the same.