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CPU temp spike caused by speccy/hwmonitor?

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June 21, 2013 10:13:35 AM

Hi guys, my computer crashed a couple days ago because of overheating (probably from running ten torrents at a time). Then I installed some diagnostic tools that show my CPU running at 90C. Since then, I've been getting conflicting results from the programs. Speccy and HWmonitor both show high temps (90C), but Core Temp shows normal temps (40C). However, as soon as I start Speccy or HWmonitor, Core Temp's readings jump to 90C and stay there (even after closing Speccy/HWmonitor). What's causing this? It seems that Speccy and HWmonitor cause CPU temp to spike, just by starting the program!
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June 21, 2013 11:11:53 AM

Never run simultaneous monitoring utilities as they can conflict with one another. The best processor temperature monitoring utility available is Real Temp. Download and run Real Temp only.
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June 21, 2013 11:17:38 AM

HW Monitor is the best temp monitoring program because it not only tells you your temps, it records your min/max temps for the entire time you have it open, so you can see what it reached during a long gaming session. or torrents.

Your system didn't crash from overheating at 40c, that's for sure.
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June 21, 2013 11:36:33 AM

Run whatever software you prefer, but my point is: "never run simultaneous monitoring utilities as they can conflict with one another".
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June 21, 2013 12:01:04 PM

OP here, but what could account for the difference? When I run them individually, Speccy gives 90C, HWmonitor also 90C, but core temp is 40C. Which one is correct? It certainly doesn't feel like 90C from the outside. I have an AMD A10-4600M APU (Trinity) processor. My laptp is hp pavilion m6..
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July 18, 2013 9:40:48 PM

I have a Samsung with a A10 4600, and dual 7660g+7670m Gpu. Speccy is telling me exactly what its telling you on my computer. I think there's an error,and doubt that our cpu is at 90c ish all the time. Because in a previous version of speccy, it displayed the temperature fine (average 54c ish) and from the outside at least feels the same. So that 90c must be an error of a sort.
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July 18, 2013 9:40:48 PM

I have a Samsung with a A10 4600, and dual 7660g+7670m Gpu. Speccy is telling me exactly what its telling you on my computer. I think there's an error,and doubt that our cpu is at 90c ish all the time. Because in a previous version of speccy, it displayed the temperature fine (average 54c ish) and from the outside at least feels the same. So that 90c must be an error of a sort.
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July 18, 2013 9:40:48 PM

I have a Samsung with a A10 4600, and dual 7660g+7670m Gpu. Speccy is telling me exactly what its telling you on my computer. I think there's an error,and doubt that our cpu is at 90c ish all the time. Because in a previous version of speccy, it displayed the temperature fine (average 54c ish) and from the outside at least feels the same. So that 90c must be an error of a sort.
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