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Need help getting accurate temp readings through software

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June 21, 2012 3:49:48 AM

Background on our system:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE Rev. C3

Asus M4A87TD/USB3

Patriot Signature Series DDR3 1600 2x4GB (running at stock motherboard speed of 1333)

Antec Nine-Hundred

So, we've been having some intermittent hard crashes. Been trying to keep track of core temp.s through Fan Xpert and AMD overdrive. figured these would be best, as they are provided by the hardware manufacturers. My problem is, they rarely match. When the system is under low load, they both show each of the cores at about 43-45 degrees C. But as load is increased, FX will go up to as much as 55, while Overdrive is reading 58 at each core, and shows overall CPU temp bouncing around 60-61. With an AMD max temp listing of 62, I really need to know. Also, FX show MB temp of 33-36, depending on load, whereas the AMD utility always shows -190 to -234. is there an app or program for Win 7 64 HP that's dependable?

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June 21, 2012 4:35:16 AM

In my experience AMD Overdrive is inaccurate. Give Hwmonitor a shot.
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June 21, 2012 4:54:52 AM

Thanks, nekulturny. I'll give it a tr and report back, as soon as possible.
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June 22, 2012 6:29:53 AM

Best answer selected by JohnyGt.
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June 22, 2012 6:37:46 AM

I'm betting so far, HWMonitor seems to be splitting the difference, and reported CPU temp is within 2 degrees Celsius of the cores.
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