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Soo I downloaded a temp monitor from my MOBO's website and it says my CPU temp is 6 C but Hwmonitor says 45 C ??

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April 3, 2014 1:01:51 AM

So the TEMP MONITOR I downloaded from BIOSTARS offical page (my mobo is a BIOSTAR A55ML2) http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/introduction.ph... < I DOWNLOADED THE MONITOR AT THIS LINK..... This monitor says my CPU temp is 6-7 C IDLE. HWMonitor says 45 C IDLE.... what do you guys believe? WHICH ONE SHOULD I TRUST MORE!! I have a feeling I should trust the one from my mobos website more... what yall think?

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April 3, 2014 1:08:59 AM

Trust HWMonitor. It's physically impossible to have your CPU temps under your room temp.
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April 3, 2014 1:12:38 AM

Unless your house is inside a refrigerator and your windows are open the 7C is far from a reliable and reasonable temperature. Most Good aftermarket coolers keep the CPU around 10 - 14 degrees over ambient temperature at idle. This would put your ambient temp (room temperature) around -7C. This is below freezing. So is your room that cold? the hardware monitor is the temp to go by.
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April 3, 2014 1:15:23 AM

Eduello said:
Trust HWMonitor. It's physically impossible to have your CPU temps under your room temp.


but in the above picutre... above the Package temps where it says TMPIN0 .. is also related to CPU temps and it says 7 C and then even TMPIN2 says 128 C which is also PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE lol.. I think my temp sensors are ALL out of wack lol.. Because where the Package temp says 50 C.. has gotten as high as 192 C .... my PC would have melted.... and the manufacturer MAX temp for my APU is 74 C, I have my BIOS set to shut down system when CPU reaches 70... when running stress tests it reaches 96 C ... how? if it did the system would have shut down. My AMD Overdrive says my thermal margin (degrees until CPU shutdown) is at 68 C.. which is 6 C away from manufacturer max temp.. and 6 C is what the monitor shows... IDK man I think HWMonitor is a crock of sh*t lol
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April 3, 2014 1:22:46 AM

your 30c reading is most likely the motherboard temp. HWmonitor sometimes throws a faulty reading. This is common and as long as you realize that 129c will fry the case too then there is nothing to be concerned about. HWmonitor also will give stats that go to absolutely nothing.

All monitoring programs are prone to errors at some point. so it is not just CPUID's HWmonitor with this issue. Its all of them. The program from ASUS locks up and will not refresh under stress tests as an example.
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April 3, 2014 1:27:31 AM

bgunner said:
your 30c reading is most likely the motherboard temp. HWmonitor sometimes throws a faulty reading. This is common and as long as you realize that 129c will fry the case too then there is nothing to be concerned about. HWmonitor also will give stats that go to absolutely nothing.

All monitoring programs are prone to errors at some point. so it is not just CPUID's HWmonitor with this issue. Its all of them. The program from ASUS locks up and will not refresh under stress tests as an example.


so what would be your advice on this matter sir.. it has been driving me INSANE for about a week now..and sorry about the 30 C info I meant TMPIN0 which is also 7 C which matches the CPU temp in the mobo temp monitor.. I feel my heatsink and it dont feel that hot.. I have two 80 mm fans intake and a 120mm on the back outtake, my heatsink it fitted good, I even just put a BRAND NEW fan on it like 25 minutes ago and air dusted everything.. nothing feels overly hot.. Ive touched the southbridge it doesnt feel hot.. all my other temps are pretty darn low so why this weird CPU temp? its driving me crazy because for some reason I FEEL like its effecting my games but in reality its really not n its just all in my head because of seeing the high temps.. lol
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April 3, 2014 1:35:34 AM

AMD's A series CPU's have issues with temp monitoring programs. Why this is, I'm not sure But it is the same way on my laptop with the A series APU installed. If the your system is set to shut down 6 degrees before overheating and the machine is staying on then there is nothing to worry about. Your temps are in the safe zone but the programs to read them can not do it accurately enough to monitor the temps. If your not overclocking the CPU then there is really no need to watch the temps... besides to drive yourself nuts.
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April 3, 2014 1:39:47 AM

bgunner said:
AMD's A series CPU's have issues with temp monitoring programs. Why this is, I'm not sure But it is the same way on my laptop with the A series APU installed. If the your system is set to shut down 6 degrees before overheating and the machine is staying on then there is nothing to worry about. Your temps are in the safe zone but the programs to read them can not do it accurately enough to monitor the temps. If your not overclocking the CPU then there is really no need to watch the temps... besides to drive yourself nuts.


well I realized, when my temps actually worked properly, my temps used to read 20-25 C idle, 40-50 C under load, and I realized the higher the temps got, the more FPS drops I got in games, so Ive liked to monitor the temps since then also I want to make sure Im keeping good care of my system... so what can I do to MAKE SURE the temps are ok without any question?
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April 3, 2014 1:46:15 AM

you could install an aftermarket CPU cooler. This will keep the temps lower than the stock cooler and as long as you are not overclocking the CPU your temps will remain cool. remember that the CPU max temp will vary depending on the ambient room temp. If you don't have one, a discrete GPU will help with FPS drops also. This will take the graphics processing off of the CPU and put it on its own card causing the CPU's built in iGPU not to work causing less heat to be generated.
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April 3, 2014 1:48:08 AM

bgunner said:
you could install an aftermarket CPU cooler. This will keep the temps lower than the stock cooler and as long as you are not overclocking the CPU your temps will remain cool. remember that the CPU max temp will vary depending on the ambient room temp. If you don't have one, a discrete GPU will help with FPS drops also. This will take the graphics processing off of the CPU and put it on its own card causing the CPU's built in iGPU not to work causing less heat to be generated.


yea I got a 750 in my rig so no worries there, and yea Im looking into a aftermarket cooler this weekend.. but there is no way to efficitly or even PHYSICALLY monitor my CPU temp? and my room temp is never over 75 Degrees F
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April 3, 2014 1:52:12 AM

I have yet to find a monitoring program that will accurately read the A series CPU's properly. If I do find one I will try to find this thread and link it but as of now I have not found a good one.
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April 3, 2014 1:53:42 AM

bgunner said:
I have yet to find a monitoring program that will accurately read the A series CPU's properly. If I do find one I will try to find this thread and link it but as of now I have not found a good one.


what about physically? is touching the heatsink give a good idea about temps? my heatsink feels cool
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April 3, 2014 1:56:48 AM

No there is no way to physically check the temp. An IR thermometer could read the CPU temp but the CPU cooler covers it. The Cooler will be much cooler than the CPU so monitoring the cooler temp is pointless.
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