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March 17, 2010 2:04:23 AM

Hello, I am running an ASUS
P5KPL-AM SE X.0x
and Probe PCII is displaying CPU temp as 25c(Idle) and MB temp 38c(Idle)...is this acceptable and what would be the danger zones?

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March 17, 2010 2:37:15 AM

Those are great temps. A ballpark high temp estimate (varies chip to chip) is 60-70C. I wouldn't worry about NB temps as long as you have good case airflow and the heatsink is attached.
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March 17, 2010 1:58:30 PM

The temperatures are good. Don´t worry.
Anyway, Asus Probe is not the best option to control the temperatures of your cpu. A better option is the "Core Temp" which controls the cores' temperatures. If you want to control the temperatures of mobo, cpu, HDs,.... the "everest" is a good option.
If you have a Core 2 duo E6xxx this will be usefull:

Asus Probe/Core Temp

--70--/--85--85-- Shutdown
--65--/--80--80-- Throttle
--60--/--75--75-- Hot
--55--/--70--70-- Warm
--50--/--65--65-- TAT
--45--/--60--60-- game
--40--/--55--55-- Software
--35--/--50--50-- Web
--30--/--45--45-- idle


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March 17, 2010 11:52:33 PM

EXT64 said:
Those are great temps. A ballpark high temp estimate (varies chip to chip) is 60-70C. I wouldn't worry about NB temps as long as you have good case airflow and the heatsink is attached.



Hey, appreciate the info....I do have good airflow I believe so this puts my mind at ease :wahoo: 
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March 17, 2010 11:59:33 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
The temperatures are good. Don´t worry.
Anyway, Asus Probe is not the best option to control the temperatures of your cpu. A better option is the "Core Temp" which controls the cores' temperatures. If you want to control the temperatures of mobo, cpu, HDs,.... the "everest" is a good option.
If you have a Core 2 duo E6xxx this will be usefull:

Asus Probe/Core Temp

--70--/--85--85-- Shutdown
--65--/--80--80-- Throttle
--60--/--75--75-- Hot
--55--/--70--70-- Warm
--50--/--65--65-- TAT
--45--/--60--60-- game
--40--/--55--55-- Software
--35--/--50--50-- Web
--30--/--45--45-- idle


I downloaded the Probe II because a friend suggested it as a decent monitor of this particular Mobo & CPU, not being so savvy with computers I am not sure what you are referring to with "everest" option.....This is what I have:2.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

If you know of some other software that will monitor more on this MB than what I have now, I would appreciate the information. Again thanks for the information
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March 18, 2010 12:00:12 AM

Yep, most chips (besides the CPU) on the Motherboard are 25W or less, so they don't need a ton of cooling.
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March 18, 2010 12:00:38 AM

Everest is another program.
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March 18, 2010 12:09:15 AM

Download Piriform's 'Speccy'. It will tell you your CPU, GPU, and HDD temps and is rather small and config free. Acceptable temps vary for different setups. On stock CPU cooling and all fan slots on my Coolermaster 690 filled with 120mm fans set at low speed, my OC'd e8500 runs at 45 under load and my HD4850 runs at 32. ASUS probe reported my CPU at -568 degrees so i've strayed from using that one.
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March 18, 2010 11:05:34 AM

Here you have the links to download the programs:

Core temp: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

Speedfan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Everest: http://www.lavalys.com/products.ph [...] en&page=11

Core temp is the best program to control the cpu temperature. You will have 2 temperatures from each core (your micro has 2) and you will see that those are warmer than the PcProbe temperature (because Asus PcProbe measure the cpu temperature but not the cores' temperatures).

You can use the speedfan to control the temperatures of all the components of your computer, and the everest is a very good program which tests your computer (and controls your temperatures, of course).

Don´t be afraid. It's a very good software.
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March 25, 2010 12:43:31 AM

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