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paulg67uk

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Which do I believe? the ASUS PC Probe says CPU temp is 54C/129F and EVEREST tells me 47C/117F
The readings for the motherboard temp are identical though (currently 34C/97F)
This is with a coolermaster CP5 (i think)with 80mm fan on an AMD XP2400+ thoroughbred,ASUS A7V8X-X board and a PSU with large base (underside)fan.Oh,the goo stickin it together is akasa 842 .
Are these temps too high? this is under medium loads,file sharing /AV progs etc running (oh,and winMe :eek: )
 
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what does bios detect it as? id suggest rebooting after a while and checking-thats the most accurate way
 

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When you boot your computer it should display the hardware info on a black screen. It should also list a key to press at that time to enter the BIOS setup. This is before Windows begins to load. The key is usually DEL or F2 - should be DEL in your case. In the BIOS look for HEalt or Power options and it list the temps. The temps listed in the BIOS are generally lower then when running Windows as its affected by load.

As for software, sometimes they can mis read the sensor or assign the temp to device incorrently. So the CPU and motherboard temps may be reversed or something similar. More likely the ASUS probe is right but not necessarily.

The temps are OK with either reading.
 
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At a guess, ASUS PC Probe is reporting the internal (junction) temperature of the CPU, while Everest is reporting the external (case) temperature, which is going to be lower. I don't see how else you could be getting different readings, they appear to be reading the temp from entirely different sensors.
 
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Software programs for determining CPU Temp havent ever been very reliable, especially in my case, my cpu is not 23 degrees! lol

But between Everest vs Asus probe, I would say go with the readings of the Asus probe, at least its made by the same manufacturer of your board.

I'd say Arcadion is correct.
 
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