I'm new here. I've been browsing many pc forums and from what I've seen, this is the place to be.
I have an e8400 temp question. Yes, I know there are many threads about this but I was hoping to get some one on one answers for my specific question.
According to CoreTemp 0.99.0.16 my (stock) idle temp is 54. RealTemp 2.60 says it's 44. What do I trust? I've read that RealTemp is the only acurate program for 45nm. What do yall think?
At one point I had my e8400 overclocked to 4.2ghz but got really scared of my temps. At the time I was using CoreTemp and was seeing temps as high as 72-76.
I'm not running a stock cooler. It's an "AVC" similiar to a ASUS Silent Square EVO 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler on an Evga 680i. Dual "Sli" Evga 8800Gt 4gb OCZ Ram.
I ran some test a few weeks ago trying to find this answer myself and I decided that CoreTemp was actually closer to my actual temp. My test consisted of going into my bios and telling my fan to go 100% speed when my CPU reached a specific temp. I'd then reboot and watch CoreTemp, RealTemp and Speedfan temps as I ran Prime95 Small FFTs. So when I saw my fan rpms reach max 100%, it seemed CoreTemp was the one closest to the said temp. I tried this with several different temp/fan settings.
That's why I'm here. My test show CoreTemp is closest but according to everything I've been reading, RealTemp should be most acurate for my processor. On the other hand 55 seems very high for stock idle where as RealTemp says 44 which is more believable.
If you want to compare cpu temps (diode between cores) to core temps (diode on each core) why are you using such an inaccurate method as monitoring when the fans turn on instead of just looking at the cpu temp?
Just download speedfan, or any other software that directly shows the cpu temp, and compare directly to core temps.
And how do you know your cpu diode temp is accurate, if you are using it as a guage?
Your cpu temp is reading 45C, as to whether or not it's accurate, that depends on how accurate the calibration is for cpu diode by your particular bios. Which is why you should have the most recent bios.
CPU temps and core temps should be approximately the same at idle.
72.4C is for Tcase.
If you want intels input on Tcase vs CPU temp, I went round and round with them via email...read the link below...all of it.