The temp software that comes with my asus board and speedfan shows my temps at idle 28c and 100% load at 52c
but TAT and others read 38c at idle and 100% load at 70 to 80, at 3.2 OC but I mostly keep my cpu at 3.0 and would like to play with overclocking more bit I don't want to burn up my system so how do I know which to trust please help
ambiant 70f keep house cool reset heat sink but didn't change anything with the zalman 9700 it should run cooler and
my case is a antec 900 so it is well ventilated and at idle my bios reads 38c but in bios thats only at idle so what to do
2 ati 3870 crossfire
psu coomaster 650w
TAT seams to be accurate for E6x00 so should be for Q6600.
You forgot to indicate ambient temp. I have a E6400 @ 3.2 GHz. my temp is approx 32 C (ambient = 64 F - Hot wife likes cool house.
with ambient at 77 F, Mid summer, my temps are closer to 42 C. I have the Zalman 9500.
I would download coretemp and compare, But I think for the E/Q6xoo tat is pretty good.
On my system, Tat, speedfan ver 4.33, and Coretemp 0.97 all read within 1 to 2 C of each other.