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CPU Temperature Confusion

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April 22, 2012 8:23:13 PM

AI SUITE II says that the temperature of my cpu is 40°C whereas AMD Overdrive says that its 12°C then Core Temp says that the minimum is 12°C and max is 32°C then CPUID Hardware Monitor has two readings... the CPU being 40°C and then AMD FX-4100 says 12°C

This is all at idle apart from running this webpage and the temperature monitors. I do have it on optimized settings and with Turbo Core Technology enabled. At idle running at 1.6Ghz but jumps to 4.1Ghz when im playing Crysis for example..

So anyway I am confused which reading should I trust?
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April 22, 2012 8:45:19 PM

the one in the Bios
April 22, 2012 8:50:54 PM

popatim said:
the one in the Bios



I have done that but I want real time temperatures when im actually in windows.. XD
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April 22, 2012 9:15:55 PM

monkeyman96 said:
I have done that but I want real time temperatures when im actually in windows.. XD



Hi :) 

No you dont... the Bios gives the TRUE temperature.... if thats fine then Windows temps will be fine....

All the best Brett :) 
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April 22, 2012 9:34:51 PM

Unless you keep the room at freezing temperatures it's rather unlikely that 12C (53F) is an accurate reading; it's probably cooler than the actual temp in the room! Thermodynamically the CPU can't be any cooler than the ambient temperature, when using an air cooler.
April 23, 2012 6:13:20 AM

Hmmm ok so its more like 30*C
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April 23, 2012 6:22:12 AM

In Coretemp in settings you need to set an offset temp of 15 for an AMD CPU for correct reading
April 23, 2012 1:38:42 PM

Thanks very much very helpful answer XD I will try it out when I get home thanks very much
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