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Windows 7: CPU temperature inaccurate?

23 Apr 2012   #21
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I just woke up my computer from sleep mode and it said it was 15 degrees celcius (59 degrees farenheit) and the room temperature is 67 degrees farenheit. Also, the only settings I changed in core temp were to make it start with Widnwos and close to system tray. I also made it monitor the Cool 'N Quiet.


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23 Apr 2012   #22
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Any other suggestions? I am wondering if my bios just doesn't read the excact temps right. My system runs cool and when I put it under load and it heats up, the cpu fan increases speed.
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23 Apr 2012   #23
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How far away is your computer from that a/c vent you mentioned? The air coming from that vent would typically run 25+F lower than ambient (standard freon a/c).
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24 Apr 2012   #24
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
How far away is your computer from that a/c vent you mentioned? The air coming from that vent would typically run 25+F lower than ambient (standard freon a/c).
It is about 1-2 yards fromt the A/C vent. The thing is, it is showing theese low readings when the A/C hasn't been running. Right now, it is set on heat, anyway.
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24 Apr 2012   #25
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I think that my bios just doesn't read the temps correctly. Thanlks for all of your help.
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24 Apr 2012   #26
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Exactly right the bios is reading slightly off. Have you checked to see if you have the latest bios update? Now if you don't this may or may not have anything to do with anything. Also you know your rig is working well now. You can flash your bios at you own risk and it again may of may not correct anything. MSI has a neat auto flash for the bios and it keeps me current but many others have to go though a process that ........well, makes me nervous.
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24 Apr 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Any other suggestions? I am wondering if my bios just doesn't read the excact temps right. My system runs cool and when I put it under load and it heats up, the cpu fan increases speed.
I personally have no faith in Core Temp anymore. Your reading in BIOS should be correct, Core Temp reads and translates the Thermal Sensors embedded in your CPU cores, however, I think they have it wrong.
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24 Apr 2012   #28
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Exactly right the bios is reading slightly off. Have you checked to see if you have the latest bios update? Now if you don't this may or may not have anything to do with anything. Also you know your rig is working well now. You can flash your bios at you own risk and it again may of may not correct anything. MSI has a neat auto flash for the bios and it keeps me current but many others have to go though a process that ........well, makes me nervous.
I am running the latest Bios update from HP.
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24 Apr 2012   #29
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is the issue truly solved, as indicated by the status of this thread?
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24 Apr 2012   #30
Wrench97

Win 7
 
 

Coretemp reads the thermistor built into the CPU core, the bios reading is from the Motherboard socket thermistor.
More and more software programs are giving invalid readings as the OEM change the circuit functions on the i/o chip used to report these readings. Also consider with a OEM system overclocking isn't possible so as long as their techs have infrared temp readers they are not overly concerned about collecting temp readings, Dell many years ago eliminated sensors from their boards.

As to CoreTemp and your issue, I've seen a lot of AMD chips recently reporting incorrect temps not mention CPUs with unlocked cores not reporting any temps.
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