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What cpu temperature meter program shows REAL values?

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January 23, 2011 1:17:46 PM

My CPU is Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 oc @ 3,0GHz with Cooler Master Hyper UC HCA-F61-GP and i have installed temperature meter programs. Real Temp 3.0 version and Core Temp 0.99.8 version. I have mismatch in temperatures between the two programs. And now i wonder what program is more accurate? Please help.

There's always a difference between the two programs, and Core Temp always show less Celsius than Real Temp program!

For Real Temp v3.0 temperatures are #core1 = 47c #core2 = 49c

For Core Temp v0.99.8 temperatures are #core1 = 44c #core2 = 42c

Btw readings are for the same moment in time!


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January 23, 2011 1:18:56 PM

i think coretemp is right, when i had a E6600 i always used coretemp to watch my temps.
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January 23, 2011 1:25:28 PM

Compare with BIOS, it will tell you which one is more accurate.
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January 23, 2011 1:39:24 PM

rolli59 said:
Compare with BIOS, it will tell you which one is more accurate.


I was also thinking about it, but if i restart pc to enter bios, temperatures will drop, and i can't be sure again. Because no matter how fast i go through BIOS menu cpu cools down rapidly and i read temps around 32 Celsius! So from my experience this won't work, or at least it won't work for me. Anyway thanks rolli59 for trying to help!

I don't think so, but is there any program capable of reading BIOS informations from OS!? :heink: 


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January 23, 2011 1:43:39 PM

If your board shipped with monitoring utility it would be the closest to the bios readings.
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January 23, 2011 3:41:10 PM

rolli59 said:
If your board shipped with monitoring utility it would be the closest to the bios readings.


Good idea! I have ASUS P5KC (C for crossfire support, P35 chipset) and i have found cool SW on installation CD's. SW like Probe 2, AI Suite, Logo, and others. But i can't install them (no support for Win 7 only Vista)

I will download new ones from ASUS and then i will compare results and see what is the most accurate cpu temperature meter...

And another thing i found out about Core Temp, Real Temp and CPU-Z program.
They all show different values for current cpu frequency and multiplier AT IDLE OR MEDIUM LOAD ONLY! One shows ~2000 Mhz other ~2500 Mhz and ~2650 MHz! :o  Just like the temperature problem with Real Temp and Core Temp! On max load there is no difference (3005,5 MHz at x9 multiplier) and all programs show same values.

For example (Core Temp and CPU-Z)

CPU-Z
(in idle) #Frequency 1999,7 MHz #Multiplier x6 #Bus speed 333,3 MHz
(in load) #Frequency 3005,6 MHz #Multiplier x9 #Bus speed 333,9 MHz

Core Temp
(in idle) #Frequency 2671,55 MHz #Multiplier x8.0 #Bus speed 333,94 MHz
(in load) #Frequency 3005,55 MHz #Multiplier x9 #Bus speed 333,94 MHz

Very strange. :heink: 


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February 4, 2011 5:54:24 PM

Sry for double post but i can't find Windows 7 sw for my mb and test what is the most accurate cpu temperature meter program. :/ 

Btw i started to use Core Temp instead of Real Temp, because i think that Core Temp gives more accurate temperature values. But, i can't be sure.

Anyway thanks for all the help guys.
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February 4, 2011 5:56:06 PM

Best answer selected by adampcman.
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