Leave overdrive don't use it, just use core temp like beenthere (download xp version), or hw monitor.
All mobo have different reading temp with software, in mobo read idle and software read everytime temperatur.
I was trying the same version I have been using for years, which was the beta. Version 1.0 seems to be working fine.
However, I have not been able to find a "clean" version of coretemp v1.0. Every one I try to download is getting flagged by Nod32. Since the last I tried was from Major Geeks, I let it go. I noticed it tries to install yahoo toolbar and some other garbage. I was able to get rid of the garbage, but it was a pain.
Any one have a site that has just coretemp by itself, w/o trying to install other programs, please post.
140w 965 has stock vcore at 1.340v
125w 965 has stock vcore at 1.375v
*(I am pretty sure those were setting, I am not sitting in front of bios right now, I know I took it down a couple notches to match article I had read).
I have 125w 965, and Gigabyte mobo had auto set vcore at 3.40v (just like you said)
I set vcore to 1.375v. Ran prime95 for awhile and temps did not rise over 57c. I understand max temp is 62c from AMD (please correct me if I am wrong).
I let wife play her game (LOTRO) and she played for a couple hours, coretemp log never went over 50c.
So things under control now, but thanks, and I will try HWMonitor. I may have tried it in the past but I am sure they have had many revisions.
Coretemp is great, but a bit of a pain with all the crapware it tries to install.
Between the 965 and the GTX 460 (beautiful card plays LOTRO all setting to ultra and never drops below 80FPS), system kind of heats up the small computer room we have lol. That GTX puts out quite a bit of heat out the back (at least it is not going into the case).