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Windows 7: PC monitoring tools

06 Jan 2011   #11

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1

I use Core Temp, i like the ability to display my highest temp & load in the task bar which means it is always visible at a glance as you can see in the picture.
There is also the added ability to set up overheat protection if you run marginal temps.

Core Temp

Yours being a Phenom II you may wish to read this first

Core Temp - How it works

AMD processors report the temperature via a special register in the CPU's northbridge. Core Temp reads the value from the register and uses a formula provided by AMD to calculate the current temperature.
The formula for the Athlon 64 series, early Opterons and Semprons (K8 architecture) is: 'Core Temp = Value - 49'.
For the newer generation of AMD processors like Phenom, Phenom II, newew Athlons, Semprons and Opterons (K10 architecture), and their derivatives, there is a differnt formula: 'CPU Temp* = Value / 8'.

The sensor in AMD CPUs can report temperatures between -49C and 206C.

*CPU Temp is because the Phenom\Opteron (K10) have only one sensor per package, meaning there is only one reading per processor.

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