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Does the bios read cpu socket or core temps?

So 1st question i was wondering if the cpu temp inside the bios is reading the core temps or the socket temp?

2nd question: if the BIOS do read the socket temp then I've narrowed down that tmpin2 in hwmonitor is my socket temps and the package temps is the main core temp and i'm wondering if 28-30c is good socket idle temps and 11-12c is good idle core temps?
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  1. Yes. I believe the CPU temp in BIOS is the socket temperature. And those are great idle temperatures (the core temps are especially low).

    What are your ambient temperatures (room temperature)? What CPU/Motherboard do you have?
  2. newest motherboards yes shows core temperatures .and your temperatures 28-30 C IS GOOD others 11-12C(unrealistic)you
    can install and use software to monitor your hardware (cpu,gpu,motherboard.chip)
  3. Currently it's starting to get a little warm with spring starting and right now i believe it is 70-71f in my house right now and i have a amd fx-6300 right now, and i have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 as my mobo.
  4. I also did hear on FX chips the core temp doesn't start getting pin point accurate until around 40c not sure how true that is though.
  5. Maester Trea said:
    I also did hear on FX chips the core temp doesn't start getting pin point accurate until around 40c not sure how true that is though.


    I was just about to say that :P

    There's no way your core temps can be 11C though, your house would have to be lower than 50F for that to be possible.

    Your core temps are still fine, but they aren't that low. Probably 20-30C.

    You're good to go! The temps you really have to pay attention to are load temperatures. Don't let those exceed 65C for longterm use.
  6. Sorry for the late reply but so far the highest I've gotten my socket temp is 58c when playing diablo 3 maxed out at 1080p and the core temp was around 10-15c lower then that. This is after i got a new exhaust fan installed.

    Those good temps at all?
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    Maester Trea said:
    Sorry for the late reply but so far the highest I've gotten my socket temp is 58c when playing diablo 3 maxed out at 1080p and the core temp was around 10-15c lower then that. This is after i got a new exhaust fan installed.

    Those good temps at all?


    Perfectly normal for your CPU.
  8. Awesome sounds like my new rear exhaust fan is doing work, didn't have one in previously so it was just a front intake fan. Thanks for all the help!
  9. Maester Trea said:
    Awesome sounds like my new rear exhaust fan is doing work, didn't have one in previously so it was just a front intake fan. Thanks for all the help!

    Sounds like it's definitely doing its job! Happy to help :)
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