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Windows 7: CPU temperature, which is most accurate?

17 Jan 2013   #1
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 
CPU temperature, which is most accurate?

maybe this belong in software section but I have a couple of program here to test CPU temp in windows.

- core temp
- PC meter
- Hwinfo64
- real temp
- throttlestop

core temp shows about 8-10 more C than pc meter on average during idle.. while hwinfo64 and real temp all have their own CPU temp.. which do I know is most accurate lol


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17 Jan 2013   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Myself, and many other forum members, trust RealTemp 3.70. What do you get when you compare Core Temp and RealTemp?
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21 Jan 2013   #3
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

using coretemp and hwinfo, same temp values as real temp. needed core temp for gadgets so i disabled pc meter, false reporting by 5-10C.
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21 Jan 2013   #4
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I get about the same for core temp as realtemp. I use the core temp gadget for day to day and realtemp for overclocking.

To measure the temperature, the application reads out a offset from TTJMAX and then subtracts it from TJMAX to arrive at a temperature. TJMAX varies from processor to processor so the application needs to know the TJMAX. Applications will display different temperatures if they assume a different TJMAX.
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21 Jan 2013   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Personally, I prefer core temp. It seems to be pretty accurate. Real temp is another option, but my particular system has issues with real temp. That's not true for most. Either one is usually accurate. HW Monitor, I don't use as prsonally I don't trust it. others do. It's really which you feel most comfortable with and which you feel gives you the most accurate readings.
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21 Jan 2013   #6
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had been using RealTemp 3.00. When I found 3.70, the new one reported 8C higher across all cores.
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22 Jan 2013   #7
M18XR2

window 7 64 bit
 
 

thanks for all the feedback guys.

@gigagiggles, I had that issue with PC meter and All cpu meter gadget, PC meter version .1 had same temperature as core temp but after I update it to .2 or .3, it's temperature dropped by 5-10C. my x9000 CPU overclocked from 2.8 to 3.6ghz was as low as 15C during idle, which is highly unlikely LOL
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30 Jun 2016   #8
DrGhobar

windows 7 ultimate, a 32bit and a 64bit
 
 

Hello to all
I installed CoreTemp 1.0.
But it reports temperatures as 0. Look at the attached picture.
What is the problem and how can it be solved?


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30 Jun 2016   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrGhobar View Post
Hello to all
I installed CoreTemp 1.0.
But it reports temperatures as 0. Look at the attached picture.
What is the problem and how can it be solved?
Try another tool, such as HWInfo64.
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