i have my Q6600 running at 3.0ghz (333x9) at the moment prime stable,
but every now & again my cpu in everest & asus probe leaps to 76 degrees & paranoia forces me to reboot, my cores are still reading 33-37 degrees though, also when i reboot & go into the bios to check temps there (some 40 secs later) it states 30-35 degrees!
a 40 degree drop in temps in 40 secs?
am i getting false readings?
I know what you are talking about goodie. Thought it was just a visual bug in Everest. I still believe it to be a bug, and you didn't reach that temperature. However, you said Asus probe reflects the same thing???
I've seen 3 cases of this so far. All on Maximus Formula boards. So, I'm thinking it is either a faulty sensor, or some bug in the DAC or reporting at the hardware level. Mine spiked up to 90c! I freaked out until I saw the cores were at normal load temp.
Or maybe just a quick BIOS flash will fix it I just don't like to flash the BIOS if I don't need to. Everything is working great now. No sense in futzing with it to fix a not even irritating visual bug.
It may just be an Asus problem. Now that we know it's reproducable, I'll shoot Asus an email and post any solution I find here.
mine shot up to 79 degrees this time but core temps were -40 degrees!
is the 79 degree temp what is known as Tcase temp?
& if that actually went up to 79 degrees wouldnt my core temps go up to about the same?
I'm just going to warn you now. Don't flash the BIOS if this is the only issue you are having.
Just remember that usually, the delta between core temperatures and Tcase is around 10c. Sometimes less, depends on your cooler. So say your hottest core is reading 65c, you can bet your Tcase is somewhere between 55-61c.
If everything is operating normally though, don't flash the BIOS to fix a visual bug. Sometimes, flashing the BIOS can cause problems that didn't exist before.