Best CPU Temperature Monitor?

I already know of Speedfan, Everest Lavasys, and of course the ever-trusty(?) BIOS... what do you guys use to monitor CPU temps? Which is the most reliable in your opinion? :)
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  1. i personally really like speedfan but it's for the more experienced. it measures individual core temps gpu and fan speed
  2. Hi R

    I prefer RealTemp, CPU and GPU temp monitor with alarm.
  3. Best temp monitor would be a sensor placed inside the CPU itself. I don't think any of the current software is 100% accurate, but personally I prefer RealTemp.
  4. Kraynor said:
    Best temp monitor would be a sensor placed inside the CPU itself. I don't think any of the current software is 100% accurate, but personally I prefer RealTemp.

    Where do you think Real Temp reads the temperature from? ;)
  5. The DTS that provides figures relative to a TJ-Max, the sensor I'm on about is opening the CPU, putting in a thermal sensor that gives an absolute value output that doesn't have to be subtracted from a guessed figure ;)
  6. I recommend coretemp for processor.
  7. Well in the case of i7 it's not a guessed figure. Tj Target is stored in a Model-Specific Register, and unlike Core 2 it's actually quite close to the real thing on most CPUs.
  8. randomizer said:
    Where do you think Real Temp reads the temperature from? ;)



    RealTemp is the most accurate in terms of 45nm 775 CPU's I believe.
  9. Real Temp is just as "accurate" as anything else (meaning not accurate) if you don't calibrate it. Speedfan is accurate if you calibrate it according to this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core-core-temperature-guide
  10. randomizer said:
    Real Temp is just as "accurate" as anything else (meaning not accurate) if you don't calibrate it. Speedfan is accurate if you calibrate it according to this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core-core-temperature-guide


    Thanks for the link, I found the Tcase/Tjunction useful.
  11. It is the most comprehensive guide of its type anywhere. Last i was told (a few months ago) it had almost 2000 hours of research put into it.
  12. i dont recomend coretemp,....

    i found in speedfan my temp as 23 in idle same with occt in idle and in bios 23-24 idle,..


    then i found in coretemp that my idle temp is 45,.....

    maybe if the bios temp is the same with core temp i might believe that speedfan and occt are the does who inaccurate,.. but man the bios,....

    ofcourse its the most reliable because its bios man...

    speedfan=5/5
    occt=5/5
    bios=5/5
    coretemp=0/5
  13. Testgamma1 said:
    ofcourse its the most reliable because its bios man...

    Er... no. Read the temperature guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core-core-temperature-guide
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