So a few days ago i built my first gaming machine, featuring an i7-3770k, an asus sabertooth z77 motherboard and a corsair H100i closed loop cpu cooler.
As you might imagine, i'm planning to overclock, but i decided to download prime95 and see how hot the cpu gets at base clock.
When fully loaded, corsair link and the H100i claimed that the cpu was running at 60 degrees C. However, the asus thermal radar claimed that the cpu only reached 43 degrees C.
Which of the two temperatures is more accurate? Personally i think the motherboard is giving the more accurate temperature but I'm new to this and would like to know what others think.
Any help would be appreciated.
They are using different sensors located at different points, so they both could be "right" or depending on how well the sensors were calibrated at the factory, they both could be "wrong"...or any combination of the two. There is really no easy way to tell.
If you look in the Asus software, One of the temps in HWmon may mach it as well. Most boards use s sensor under the socket or LGA to report temps in the bios and mb makers software. This is why some users report lower then ambient idle temperatures.
The software for my media center(gigabyte, but the same happens with asus boards) vs coretemps are highlighted. The 89c is a bug.