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Windows 7: Software for reading CPU/GPU temperatures

26 Jul 2013   #1
SuperPangolin

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Software for reading CPU/GPU temperatures

Hi all, long-time lurker first time poster. I've been having troubles running games the past couple days and would like to check my hardware temperatures - most threads regarding this seem to be at least a couple years old, and all the recommended programs like SpeedFan and Core Temp have recently been bombarded by reviews claiming they're full of spyware. Speccy seems relatively clean, but I was just wondering if anybody more informed might be able to share their updated insight... it'd be greatly appreciated!


The specifics of my issue... not exactly related:

I may return back to this topic if I discover problems, and it doesn't merit creating a new one... my problem is that some few minutes into gameplay the game will hang, then the screen will go black and audio distortion kicks in for a couple seconds... then if the game doesn't crash completely, it'll return at around 10-15 FPS (according to in-game counters and FRAPs), and in some cases the sensitivity will shoot through the roof. It all happened around the latest Defiance patch. I was running the game at a downsampled resolution of around 2300 x 1400 (1920 x 1200 native) @ 60.00Hz refresh, with graphics set to "high" and all others turned "on" (so essentially fully maxed... not the most extensive graphics settings, I know) for three days prior with no troubles, then suddenly it hit. Now I have to run at my native resolution @ 59.00Hz with everything turned "low"/"off" to run it without crashing... and even then it still isn't guaranteed. It happens during The Secret World (DX9), Saints Row the 3rd (DX10/11), and I can't even run Blacklight: Retribution (DX9) through the splash screens before it crashes.


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26 Jul 2013   #2
onlinealias

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

I downloaded SpeedFan for the first time two months ago. I've had no problems with it whatsoever. In fact, SpeedFan saved my laptop certain death from overheating caused by an inoperable fan.
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26 Jul 2013   #3
diplo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

I use Hardware Monitor. Seems to do the job for me.
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26 Jul 2013   #4
SuperPangolin

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Cheers guys. Given SpeedFan's current standing on CNet I may give Hardware Monitor a shot.
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26 Jul 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have never got SpeedFan to work on any Intel chip I have ever used. It just might be me, who knows.
Hardware Monitor Works for me.
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26 Jul 2013   #6
SuperPangolin

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Right, HWMonitor is doing a fine job. Started a new topic about my actual overarching problem because with my temperature readings I'm still at a loss.

Somebody please help a poor soul with severe graphical crashes!
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