Ok, so I just got a 980x, built the system last night, installed windows, but when I check the CPU temp, i get two different numbers.
With HWMonitor Pro, I get between 17* and 25*. with in the bios it was showing 40*C, and in ASUS Probe it was showing 34-40*C. Huge discrepency, so I downloaded Real Temp GT 3.60, and that is showing the same temps as HWMonitor.
Don't they get the readings all from the same sensors?
I am running a 980x on a Rampage III extreme with a 5870 video card, I have a loop with 1/2" Tube for the CPU only, going through a 3x120MM Radiator. The air coming from the radiator is very cool. I have a MPC655 pump.
Any idea which temp readings sound more correct?
One thing I noticed also is that the cores are listed 0,1,2,8,9,10 on HWMonitor (you'd think it'd be 0-5.)
HWMonitor and RealTemp are looking at Core Temps and Your BIOS / ASUS Sensor is CPU temp (two different sensors). Based on your temps, you are good to go but I would run Prime95 for two hours and record the high temps from HWMonitor. You would like under 60C
OK lol - then those temps look possible. My apologies.
tecmo was correct about which prog measures what temp. When you run Prime95, you can actually let the processor run to 60C- 65C without issue at all. Its tcase is 67.6, and exceeding that for a short period is not an issue. However, your cooling setup should keep it under 60C if its under control.
Aye - odds are its not going to go much higher by now - the rest of thetest really just "proves" memory and psu constant supply.
After this you run Furmark, then a brief (15 minute) Furmark + 11 threads P95. Only need 15 minutes because gpu/cpu temps should stabilize by then within a now higher case temp. If they are still rising at 15 minutes, keep running until they level out - or hit a max temp.