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Post BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
So which one lies?
Quite a contrast in CPU temp readings here.
CPUID HWMonitor 46C idle
BIOS 35C idle
Difference 11C?

I've heard of the differences in temp readings but thats quite a difference.
Which SW is most accurate in reading both CPU and GPU temps other than HWM?


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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
based on experience, the BIOS is usually more off than HW monitor, however, although HW monitor is quite good, i find realtemp to be most accurate

i only use the BIOS temp reading as an reference. always take it with a grain of salt.

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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
Yeah I'd stick to CoreTemp personally. Everything else, who cares.

And really, unless the CPU is throttling, who cares about temperatures either ;) As long as it works, that's good enough.

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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
Yea.as far as idle temps on the cpu I don't worry about them. It's the load temps. And those have been the big difference I have seen since WC'ing. Idle temps can be only slightly lower but it's the load temps that I have seen improve.


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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
in the case of WC... the load temp difference you're seeing is the onboard sensor that the BIOS has usually takes the reading from udnerneath the socket or some sort, and with regular air cooling, there's usually air blowing through the socket so temp reading is generally consistant. but when you take away the air, and put waterblock on it. there's no more air movement, the load temp reading on that sensor from the BIOS might actually end up to be higher before there's no air moving over it to cool it. but in fact... the actual core temperature is a lot lower.

you should go with Realtemp's reading.

it's also a good idea to have a intake fan blowing on the motherboard to keep the internal air flowing through the surface of the motherboard to cool other components down. now that you don't have a CPU cooler, a lot of the components on your motherboard will get slightly hotter.

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Think I have enough sensors? (there are 3 more at the bottom that are not shown).

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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
BAM! wrote:
in the case of WC... the load temp difference you're seeing is the onboard sensor that the BIOS has usually takes the reading from udnerneath the socket or some sort, and with regular air cooling, there's usually air blowing through the socket so temp reading is generally consistant. but when you take away the air, and put waterblock on it. there's no more air movement, the load temp reading on that sensor from the BIOS might actually end up to be higher before there's no air moving over it to cool it. but in fact... the actual core temperature is a lot lower.

I had to read that 3 times to get what you are saying. But I think i do now. ;)



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it's also a good idea to have a intake fan blowing on the motherboard to keep the internal air flowing through the surface of the motherboard to cool other components down. now that you don't have a CPU cooler, a lot of the components on your motherboard will get slightly hotter.

That has already been taken care of. In addition to the front intake fan I installed a lower 120mm pulling in air from the bottom of the case as well as another 120mm mounted in the open 5.25 bay area blowing onto the mobo.

And Luke. Stop showing off. ;) where did you get that?


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Comixion wrote:

And Luke. Stop showing off. ;) where did you get that?



it's a mac thing :cry:

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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
BAM! wrote:
Comixion wrote:

And Luke. Stop showing off. ;) where did you get that?



it's a mac thing :cry:

Macs need it so they don't catch on fire :lol:

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Post Re: BIOS vs HW Monitor temp readings?
jdrom wrote:
BAM! wrote:
Comixion wrote:

And Luke. Stop showing off. ;) where did you get that?



it's a mac thing :cry:

Macs need it so they don't catch on fire :lol:


That's not true, MAC's take quite a bit to burst into flames.

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