Coretemp & Overclocking

I Have been using Coretemp to monitor my CPU temps as i worked my multipliers up and gamed (BF3). I OC'd my FX 6100 to 4Ghz without adjusting voltage but I want to go higher. My temp has never reached above 38C during BF3 and 32 during PCMark. I have an H60 Corsair cooler.

I haven't read anyone else having such low temps even at idle. (If i leave my PC on with nothing going on on it, it will idle around 15C, according to to Core temp). When I have the BIOS up it usually reads nearer to 30C.

Should I trust Core Temp 1.0 or is there a more reliable way to check temps before continuing?
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  1. those temps are not accurate. you cant have an idle temp below ambient unless your room is like 10*c.

    use hwmonitor to check temps.
  2. cbrunnem said:
    those temps are not accurate. you cant have an idle temp below ambient unless your room is like 10*c. unless you're using DIce, LN2, or some other form of subambient cooling.

    use hwmonitor to check temps.


  3. hes using a water cooler there bud
  4. A72F room is 22C. That's still pretty cool for idle.
  5. Water cool is not subambient.
  6. Thanks, I'll check it out once I get home.
  7. Might as well download both HWMonitor and RealTemp.

    And have you tested stability with a CPU test such as Prime 95 or Intel Burn Test? They'll truly test your overclock and your temps/cooling.
  8. Don't run multiple temperature monitoring programs at the same time as that can give you inaccurate readings. I like HWMontier.
  9. Okay so which temperature should I concern myself with on HWMonitor?

    Has temps for all six cores and "TEMPIN 0, TEMPIN1, TEMPIN2"
  10. the six cores temps.
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