How accurate is Asus Probe???

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RGV312

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I have the Asus A7V8X mobo, it came with bios revision 1005... I installed the asus probe, and it regularly gives me reading of the cpu temp being about 46 idle 48-51 under load.. the bios shows the exact temps.. sisoft sandra and motherboard monitor show temps about 5 degrees higher... Today i flashed to the latest bios (1010) and it said that this revision correctly calibrated cpu temp. Now the bios and asus probe show temps of 28-30 degrees idle and about 33 under load, however sandra and MBM still show the same temps as before.... which should i trust????
I'm using the thermaltake volcano 9 @ 3800rpm and artec silver III....
thanks all

sorry if this post is confusing...lol
 
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Calibration of these utilities might be suspect, but I would trust the ASUS one before the SiSoft one since they built the board. If you want to try another avenue you could try another temp monitor that paces a sensor directly on the CPU and then compare to the ASUS Probe util. Most PC shops have these for under $60
 

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FWIW, the information that any of the hardware monitors reads out is digital, so any calibration issues would be with the manufacture of the MB, not the utility reading the value.
 

RGV312

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yeah it wasn't suppost to calibrate the utilities, it was suppost to " 1. Calibrate the reading of CPU temperature in hardware monitor"

thats what it said in the "info" box for the bios download..
 

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I'm somewhat suspicious of the 30-33 degree readings, that doesn't sound at all normal for that processor. I have the P4-2.4g processor in this machine, and with the Intel heatsink (very large fan), it runs 30-32 idling, and it can get into the mid 40's at 100% processor for a long stretch. I'm having a hard time believing you're getting a three degree temperature rise at 100% CPU usage.
 

RGV312

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yeah me too, thats why i posted this asking if the bios reading and the asus probe is accurate.....

I have a fairly good case (antec 1035 performance series tower) 3 case fans, and the big volcano 9... the side of the case is actully cold to the touch, which is a good thing i guess, but i still wanna make sure my chip is safe.
 
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