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Windows 7: Temperature Monitoring Programs

01 Aug 2011   #1
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 
Temperature Monitoring Programs

so i have two programs that monitor my CPU temp and they both read very different. RealTemp and PC Probe 2 are what i have. RealTemp shows idle CPU temp at 50c, while PC Probe 2 show idle temp at 30c. if i reboot now, and go to my BIOS it shows the CPU temp to be about 30c. 50 seams a little high for idle especially sense i have a good heat sink on my CPU. in addition to the heat sink i have purchased a new case, cleaned all components of dust, and purchased two 140mm fans to go with the included two 120mm fans.

which program should i trust?


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01 Aug 2011   #2
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use & put my trust in RealTemp, as it monitors each core's DTS(digital thermal sensor),
which give a very accurate temperature reading.
But 50C at idle is a bit high. If it never goes under 50C, you may have stuck sensor(s).
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01 Aug 2011   #3
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

i like that about RealTemp too. the readings move around a lot, its not stuck at one temp. it just interesting how both my BIOS and PC Probe 2 read 30c and RealTemp reads 50.
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01 Aug 2011   #4
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use Real Temp 360 plus do you have the correct TJ max set for you processor like mine is 100 for the C2Duo E8400 which might make you reading different then Probe 2. I like the Real Temp 360 because it can monitor the GPU temp also at the same time as the cores.
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01 Aug 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

whiplash,

Download and use either Speccy or CoreTemp.

Both are adequate (and free).
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01 Aug 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've been using SIW for most of my sensor monitoring.
Also Probe II that came with my ASUS MB agrees with SIW.

I don't have the link to hand but the Intel diagnostic program for their CPUs can load test your CPU and give you how much under the max temp you are.
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01 Aug 2011   #7
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I definitely recommend Coretemp which is what I use to monitor my Q6600 quad core (you can display each core or only the highest temp core temp by your time display), settings are substantial and drill deeper than just temp, you also can set temp alarms if you so desire:

Core Temp
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01 Aug 2011   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

To avoid stupidity, don't ask questions:
Quote:
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask
Just my twisted logic.
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01 Aug 2011   #9
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
To avoid stupidity, don't ask questions:
Quote:
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask
Just my twisted logic.
Cute
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01 Aug 2011   #10
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

any ideas as to why PC Probe 2 agrees with BIOS temp readings while RealTemp is way higher?
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