This CPU TEMP Seems Kinda LOW ???

Macintosh / G5 1.8 powerpc
May 14, 2011 at 19:47:59
Specs: WIN 7, XEON

In a tower case .... XEON Quad processor.

Sits in a small room (kinda like a walk-in closet) with another PC. The room itself gets pretty seems like at least 90 F).

I was a little concerned about the CPU I downloaded and installed HWMonitor.

It showed between 70 to 85 F on each core.

Thinking this couldn't be right (too low)...I tried RealTemp (it seems have better reviews)

Well, it showed about the same: Min 68 Max 90 (F)....across all cores.

I've never paid too much attention to CPU temps....but this seems really...really low (like maybe impossible).

Any feedback here greatly appreciated.


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May 14, 2011 at 19:59:57
Why would you be concerned about low temps? Check the readings in the BIOS. A lot of the temp monitoring software is unreliable, but you can give HWMonitor a try. BTW, please post temps in Celsius.

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May 15, 2011 at 15:19:20
Well...that's the whole POINT of the question....of course I'm not concerned about low temps....I'm concerned about getting a reliable reading and if it's normal for CPU core temps to be lower than environmental temps.

BTW one of the utilities that I reported using IS HWMonitor.

Let me ask the question another way:

After using 2 different monitoring utilities to check cpu temps....they both report temps between 70 and 90F in a room with an ambient temp of 90 F

In a 90F environment.....70 to 90 for a cpu core temp "Seems Kinda Low"
(70-90F is 21-32 C)

Does anyone know if this is normal...or are such utilities useless?

I'd like to be able to reliably monitor the CPU temp without rebooting the computer. It's a constantly accessed app server.


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May 15, 2011 at 19:06:40
IMO, you're worrying over nothing. Obviously the temps can't be lower than ambient, so the problem is with the software or the temp sensor. And please report your temps in Celsius, that's the way it's generally done in the computing world. Did you check the BIOS temp readings like I suggested?

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