Measuring CPU Temperature using a Windows Program

i have a Noctua NH-U12 on an E6850. it runs very
cool at stock, barely warm.

how do i measure temperature besides gluing a
thermocouple to the edge of the CPU ?
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More about measuring temperature windows program
  1. Programs like coretemp and speedfan. Go google it, you can't miss it.
  2. Your PC already has temp sensors inside - so you can follow Evilonigiri's advice and get one of those programs. They both work very well and I believe that the newest version of speedfan has the correct temperature offsets already in place.

    You could also check your BIOS during your bootup to see what an idle temp at stock settings would be. Can't help you if you want to see a load temp though. :p
  3. rgeist554 said:
    Your PC already has temp sensors inside - so you can follow Evilonigiri's advice and get one of those programs. They both work very well and I believe that the newest version of speedfan has the correct temperature offsets already in place.

    You could also check your BIOS during your bootup to see what an idle temp at stock settings would be. Can't help you if you want to see a load temp though. :p



    The Beta version of SpeedFan does. I don't know about a release version (my beta hasn't expired so I don't check the site til it does).
  4. Ah, thanks for clearing that up.
  5. There's a temperature guide stickied at the top of page in the OC -> CPUs section. I printed it, studied it, and followed it word for word. Now I get reliable temperature readings using SpeedFan. Try it!

    Link:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-temperature-guide
  6. Using Coretemp .95 or Speedfan 4.34 beta XX will give you accurate temperatures, even with quad-core processors. Any previous versions could be inaccurate, due to the different CPU cores that have been released.
  7. http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

    found that, for the download of SpeedFan 4.33

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/SpeedFan.shtml

    some info at SoftPedia about SpeedFan and the Developer who wrote it.
  8. Windows block applications access hardware resource. If you want to detect CPU temperature, you must write a driver to access monitor chip and a application to communicate driver.
    The web site contains source code of hardware monitor.
    http://temperature.myweb.hinet.net/index_en.htm
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