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Windows 7: Is my PSU really this hot?

24 Mar 2010   #11
CGA1

Windows 7 64
 
 

Download a trial of Everest and check your temps. This is the only software I've come across that presents the sensor reading sources in plain English.


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24 Mar 2010   #12
hg3300

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGA1 View Post
Download a trial of Everest and check your temps. This is the only software I've come across that presents the sensor reading sources in plain English.
Here's what I got.
Motherboard: 105C
CPU: 28C
CPU #1/Core #1-4: 35C
MCP: 52C
Aux: 29C (WTF is Aux?)

That don't seem right either.

The CPU is right. The aux might be one of the hard drives. But the other temp sensors I downloaded completely disagree with the MB temp. According to most, this is the CPU temp, not the MB temp, which is under 30C.
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24 Mar 2010   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

In a nutshell, there is something wrong with that sensor. It's easily 50c+ off what it should be. Most 'Motherboard' (the one that says motherboard in Everest) sensor readings are ambient based, so if it were truly that temp you'd notice it reflected on the other components.

Does Everest detect what motherboard / sensor type correctly ?

Aux could be your HDD, although why it's not detected as that could be because Everest is unsure of the motherboard type, or it's because it's a trial version. When the full version knows the mobo type + devices, it shows them correctly:

Is my PSU really this hot?-everest.jpg

So either the BIOS needs to be updated (If it's a BIOS bug that has been fixed), or the sensor itself is a little 'stuffed'.


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24 Mar 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something is definitely amiss there, if nothing else it shouldn't matter what monitoring program you use but you should be getting 4 core temps and one CPU temp with that x4. You are only getting one core temp and the CPU temp (which should be the socket temp). You should be getting something like this,

Is my PSU really this hot?-temps.jpg

After installing Windows did you update the motherboard drivers or is it just running with the default drivers that Windows installed? If it is the default get the latest here,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.49 WHQL

Make sure to do a custom install as you don't need (or want) the following,

Network Management Tools (v73.16) "Sedona"
GPU Driver (v190.38) WHQL
Away Mode Driver (v6.0.6000.114) WHQL
Physx (v9.09.0428)

The IDE, RAID and RAIDTOOL I'll leave up to you based on how you have your drives configured and whether you want them or not.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Aux could be your HDD, although why it's not detected as that could be because Everest is unsure of the motherboard type, or it's because it's a trial version. When the full version knows the mobo type + devices, it shows them correctly:
Nope. The only difference between the trial and full versions of Everest is some of the readings/info show will have no value but show "Trial Version" instead (can be a pain with temperature readings when it shows up there).


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24 Mar 2010   #15
hg3300

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Something is definitely amiss there, if nothing else it shouldn't matter what monitoring program you use but you should be getting 4 core temps and one CPU temp with that x4. You are only getting one core temp and the CPU temp (which should be the socket temp). You should be getting something like this,

Attachment 62900

After installing Windows did you update the motherboard drivers or is it just running with the default drivers that Windows installed? If it is the default get the latest here,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.49 WHQL

Make sure to do a custom install as you don't need (or want) the following,

Network Management Tools (v73.16) "Sedona"
GPU Driver (v190.38) WHQL
Away Mode Driver (v6.0.6000.114) WHQL
Physx (v9.09.0428)

The IDE, RAID and RAIDTOOL I'll leave up to you based on how you have your drives configured and whether you want them or not.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Aux could be your HDD, although why it's not detected as that could be because Everest is unsure of the motherboard type, or it's because it's a trial version. When the full version knows the mobo type + devices, it shows them correctly:
Nope. The only difference between the trial and full versions of Everest is some of the readings/info show will have no value but show "Trial Version" instead (can be a pain with temperature readings when it shows up there).

I am getting 4 core temps, they're all the same so I just consolidated the posting.
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27 Mar 2010   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Hi folks. What I use to read temps is a infrared thermometer with a little red dot. I have been on line since before daylight and my power supply is 23.9 deg c the fan blowing out is at 22.5 deg c. The little red dot doesn't know how to lie. You can use it to check temps of many things in a PC and compare them with what ever program you are using.
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12 Apr 2010   #17
rocketscience10

Windows XP
 
 

Well, if that's the result, then maybe. OR it's another marketing ploy. Hey who knows? My bet is, use trusted devices and if you're good at making estimates, try to estimate the temp of your CPU and then compare it with a device's results. Could help
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12 Apr 2010   #18
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

SpeedFan does not get it wrong, it simply reads all sensors.

You need to compare then with say Everest and rename them

I have never seen a power supply that tells you temps, though on a very old Mobo seen the socket for one such temp lead from a PSU.

If you see "POWER" or "PWR" in any temps readings it is the voltage mosfet's not the PSU.
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