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How Hot is Too Hot?

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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 07:49:34 pm »
RealTemp doesn't work with my processor.

The program in the screen capture above is Hmonitor
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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 08:03:00 pm »
Hi there,

You only have one CPU but it has 2 cores this is shown by the X2 in it's name. Some softewar will call these CPU1 & CPU2 others will refer to them as Cores.

CoreTemp is probably giving  the more accurate figures and is the one I prefer to use on my own system.
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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 08:03:44 pm »
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RealTemp doesn't work with my processor.

No I know that was why I edited it afterwards and suggested coretemp instead.
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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 08:09:53 pm »
But, CoreTemp only shows core temperatures and two people have suggested there is a different CPU temperature and that would be a more reasonable temperature to use as a criteria.  How is the CPU temperature different from core temperatures and how do I monitor it?
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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 08:14:02 pm »
Some softewar will call these CPU1 & CPU2 others will refer to them as Cores.

So what is CPU0 Core?
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 08:14:40 pm by i_am_jim »
GA-MA78GM-S2H ver 1.1 BIOS ver 11
AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core Processor 5000+
4 Gb of RAM
400+ Gb of free space on main drive
GPU -- came on the MB
PSU -- Antec 450 Watt
DVD -- Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S

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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 09:23:32 pm »
By looking at all of these temps I figure they're:

CPU1 - CPU temp

CPU2 - Northbridge? or faulty sensor? It CAN'T be the processor or any of the cores.

CPU0 Core - unless you have something outside of your PC case or it's cooled by some nice water setup - this is a false reading. Look at your HDD and Mainboard temps, there's no way something inside of your PC will be running 23 degrees without some really nice cooling.

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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2010, 11:31:35 pm »
I don't have any special cooling.  I have one case fan pushing in the front, two pushing out the back and the PSU fan.
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Re: How Hot is Too Hot?
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2010, 09:41:59 pm »
I am not an expert on the AMD platform but as far as I know the usual state is to have one unused sensor.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy