Still confused on temperatures

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January 11, 2009 at 05:47:41
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.423 GHz / 1791 MB
So in my previous topic I did not have thermal grease. I got it, applied it correctly, and in my bios my temperatures are still messed up. But in windows xp the CPUID reports it at 35C from a few minutes while the bios temps are going up. I am still confused.

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#1
January 11, 2009 at 06:58:52
From your other thread:

"The grease is like all over spread evenly..."

When applying thermal paste, all you should do is put a tiny dab about the size of a grain of rice in the center of the CPU, then install the heatsink. That's all there is to it. You should NOT spread it around! When you lock the heatsink in place, that dab will spread out due to the pressure. And if the heatsink is removed for any reason, all old paste must be completely removed from both the top of the CPU & bottom of the hetsink before applying fresh paste.

Follow these instructions regardless of the brand of paste you use:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...

As for your temps, 35C at idle is excellent. You don't say what the temp goes up to....


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#2
January 11, 2009 at 07:45:00
Why does my bios show high temperatures when idle and in windows lower?

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#3
January 11, 2009 at 08:55:23
Exactly what cpu are you using ?

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#4
January 11, 2009 at 09:35:39
"Why does my bios show high temperatures when idle and in windows lower?"

You're still not providing the temps?

Generally speaking, you should trust the BIOS, not software. However, you need to find out where these temp readings are coming from...the CPU core or a sensor on the motherboard. If you have a dual or quad core CPU, each core will run at a different temp. Obviously the one or two cores that are in use will be hotter than the ones that are sitting idle.

Try running CoreTemp & see what it reports:

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/


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#5
January 11, 2009 at 12:23:21
I have an AMD phenom 9500, the bios is showing like 48C and windows 39-42 idle, core temp is showing 24C at CPU#0 even though I have a quad.

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#6
January 11, 2009 at 12:30:57
"core temp is showing 24C at CPU#0 even though I have a quad"

You have to select the other cores to check their temps. Or if you read the instructions, "Hover the mouse over the icon will enumerate all cores and show their temperature."


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#7
January 11, 2009 at 12:31:25
The processor temperature is not necessarily the same as the temperature of the cores. The PWM temperature in the bios might be closer to the processor temperature. Did you check that reading ?

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#8
January 11, 2009 at 14:01:21
Yes it was like up to 48C though.
And i did what the other person said and it is not showing all temps.

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#9
January 11, 2009 at 15:44:48
I would say that the processor temperature is probably close to that reading, then. That's not bad, though. Try checking it under load and see if it goes much higher.

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#10
January 11, 2009 at 16:40:20
Using Prime 95 and using CPUID Hardware monitor it goes to about 60C Under full load and goes to 35C idle according to Hardware monitor. The thing that stumps me is that the AUXTIN in Hardware monitor sortof matches my CPU temp in bios. It is always at 49-52C. Why is that? And my GPU is always 50C. Why is that again?

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