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How accurate are Gigabyte CPU temps?

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  • Gigabyte
Last response: in CPUs
November 30, 2010 4:46:51 PM

I recently installed a shareware application the gives me CPU temps for all four of my AMD cores along the tray at the bottom of my wallpaper. I read 19 C when the system is idle and the room is cold (65 F) and as high as 29 C when I play CFS 3. Are these temps accurate? The last PC that I built had temps as high as 43 C and although I have a huge CPU cooler with heatpipes and 5 inch fan, I'm suprised how low these temps seem.

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November 30, 2010 8:47:53 PM

Software is never 100% accurate, they maybe out by a degree or two, best to run a few and get a good idea of differences, normally only the bios give accurate readings.