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July 25, 2013 7:27:57 AM

Hey. I have a rathejr new CPU, an athlon II x4 760k ( an a10-6800k without GPU) and HW monitor doesnt show me the individual core temperatures, just a package temperature. is there any reliable programs for Richland CPU/APu's that read the temperature of all cores, not jsut the package.

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Danzas4321

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July 25, 2013 7:32:05 AM
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Danzas4321 said:
Hey. I have a rathejr new CPU, an athlon II x4 760k ( an a10-6800k without GPU) and HW monitor doesnt show me the individual core temperatures, just a package temperature. is there any reliable programs for Richland CPU/APu's that read the temperature of all cores, not jsut the package.

Many thanks

Danzas4321


Firstly welcome to the APU family.

Secondly HWMonitor has compatibility issues with AMD parts and requires at times editing to enable it to function, I would rather look at HWInfo64 or Aida64 Extreme Edition for monitoring software.

Lastly software monitoring is not accurate its good enough to a point but if its relied on for say overclocking then its wholly inadequate to base upon.
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July 25, 2013 7:35:45 AM

Ok thanks. i have tried HWinfo64 and that says 9 degrees celcius and aida64 sayd 22, when my ambient is 24 -_-. can i just use a normal thermometer that i stick near the cpu to tell temp? seems all programs are really unreliable for the richland chips :p 
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July 25, 2013 7:38:03 AM

Danzas4321 said:
Ok thanks. i have tried HWinfo64 and that says 9 degrees celcius and aida64 sayd 22, when my ambient is 24 -_-. can i just use a normal thermometer that i stick near the cpu to tell temp? seems all programs are really unreliable for the richland chips :p 


Try cycling through the updates as they may fix the issue, you can also use the motherboard vendors inhouse software or you can do it the physical way.

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July 25, 2013 7:38:39 AM

what kind of inhouse software come with gigabyte boards?
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July 25, 2013 7:39:53 AM

Danzas4321 said:
what kind of inhouse software come with gigabyte boards?


Your driver CD should have some form of Gigabyte OC Genie software or something like that on it.

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July 25, 2013 7:44:08 AM

ah ok thx :) 
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July 25, 2013 7:46:14 AM

sarinaide said:
Danzas4321 said:
what kind of inhouse software come with gigabyte boards?


Your driver CD should have some form of Gigabyte OC Genie software or something like that on it.



If not found on the CD it might also be available in the Download section of the Gigabyte website for your specific board. Probably look in the Software or Tools subsection, could also be among the Drivers section.

In the meantime, a more reliable place to monitor your temps is directly from the BIOS. Of course it's not convenient because you need to reboot, but it's better than nothing and the numbers there should be more accurate. What I would do is work with the computer for a while so that it gets hotter, then reboot and enter BIOS and check temps immediately, this should give you realistic temps in the meantime you try to find a more reliable software in Windows.

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July 25, 2013 7:52:21 AM

MC_K7 said:
sarinaide said:
Danzas4321 said:
what kind of inhouse software come with gigabyte boards?


Your driver CD should have some form of Gigabyte OC Genie software or something like that on it.



If not found on the CD it might also be available in the Download section of the Gigabyte website for your specific board. Probably look in the Software or Tools subsection, could also be among the Drivers section.

In the meantime, a more reliable place to monitor your temps is directly from the BIOS. Of course it's not convenient because you need to reboot, but it's better than nothing and the numbers there should be more accurate. What I would do is work with the computer for a while so that it gets hotter, then reboot and enter BIOS and check temps immediately, this should give you realistic temps in the meantime you try to find a more reliable software in Windows.



Your temps will get hotter in the BIOS as PWN setting only load up with the OS, this is often why in BIOS your system is quieter despite Full settings for fans selected, then when the OS loads your fans crank up to full speed and the noise begins.

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July 25, 2013 7:53:41 AM

MC_k7 i have read them form the bios but i cant measure the full load temp from there. this is rather annoying as i have an overclock ready chip but dont know if my overclock is damaging the cpu as i cant reliably tell the temperature. Oh and i check the temp in Easytune6 and it tells me 22 at full load, again lower than my ambient temperature :/ 
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July 25, 2013 7:57:27 AM

I am on a ASRock A85 system and I will say that the AXTU feature is quite reasonably close but to get actual temperature is never going to happen unless you are measuring off the CPU itself.
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July 25, 2013 7:58:46 AM

Should i Just use a IR thermometer? or can i use a regular thermometer placed next to the cpu socket :p 
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July 25, 2013 8:03:34 AM

Use a IR, that is better than running the short circuit risk.
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July 25, 2013 8:05:12 AM

Ok thanks :) 
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