CPU temp spike caused by speccy/hwmonitor?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Run whatever software you prefer, but my point is: "never run simultaneous monitoring utilities as they can conflict with one another".
  4. 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..
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. CompuTronix said:
    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.



    I have the same problem here , I mean exactly btw 4 out of 8 programs show ideal temps 2 does not show anything and 2 are showing those high ones (Speccy and HWInfo)

    I also reapplied paste and whole heatsink many times even I bought new heatsink etc etc....
    TO the point now

    Real temp does not support my A10 7850k CPU
  9. Real Temp was developed specifically for Intel processors.

    Please read this Sticky:

    An Understanding of Temperature on AMD CPUs and APUs - http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html

    Core Temp also works on AMD processors:

    Core Temp 32 Bit - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/general/download_splash.cfm/core_temp
    Core Temp 64 Bit - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/system_tools/system_information/core_temp_64bit.cfm

    CT :sol:
  10. CompuTronix said:
    Real Temp was developed specifically for Intel processors.

    Please read this Sticky:

    An Understanding of Temperature on AMD CPUs and APUs - http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html

    Core Temp also works on AMD processors:

    Core Temp 32 Bit - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/general/download_splash.cfm/core_temp
    Core Temp 64 Bit - http://www.afterdawn.com/software/system_tools/system_information/core_temp_64bit.cfm

    CT :sol:


    Thank you very much for replying I really appreciate.
    The core temp readins are find , max under load goes up to like 56 and idle 0-20 degrees which I find little strange.
    And yes that sticky gives little relive. but this somehow bothers me a lot
    http://s18.postimg.org/xc65cbw05/Untitled.jpg

    is it APUs temp and its ok ? Maybe I should install some driver for APU even thou I use Nvidia GTX970
  11. Its definitely overheating , after 15 minutes of playing Shadow of Mordor , hd client all on ultra, my pc starts to smell and shuts down.
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