Speedfan temps

November 9, 2011 at 16:36:32
Specs: Windows 7, Amd Opteron 170/2GB
When using speedfan it found a couple of temp readings im not sure about. The first top 4 the cpu, temp1, temp2, and temp3 is what confuses me. Im not sure if the cpu is suppose to be the cpu I just labeled it that way and assumed it was. For the temp1, temp2, and temp3 im guessing its the motherboard temp, northbridge temp, and southbridge temp? I searched online and couldnt find anything that tells me which chip and sensor is what. Im taking a guess that the chip it8720f is the mobo temp, north temp, and south temp? I searched around and it seems the chip amd k10 is the north temp not the cpu temp or something? Here are the specs of my pc and a link to a picture of my speedfan.

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 980 CPU
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 Motherboard
Corsair Dominator CM3X2G2000C9D DDR3 2000 MHz 2 x 2 GB Memory
ATI Radeon 5970 x 2 Crossfire Video Cards
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3-BK SSD
Ultra X3 1000W Power Supply
Lite-On IHES208 SATA BD Drive
Antec 12 Hundred Case

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#1
November 9, 2011 at 17:18:08
maybe the temp of each of the four cores on the cpu.

Heating issues?


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#2
November 9, 2011 at 18:03:56
According to Fred Landa of Windows Secrets, Speedfan gets the temp right but the label for that temp could be wrong. Below is a quote from Fred regarding this subject.

"Almost all newer PCs have multiple heat sensors built in, but there's little standardization as to their number, location, and name. General temperature tools such as SpeedFan do their best to identify each sensor and define what it's measuring. But sometimes they get it wrong.

When that happens, what you might see reported as CPU temperature might actually be case temperature or motherboard temp or something else. The actual temperature readings themselves are usually correct — just the label might be wrong.

That's why tools such as SpeedFan let you manually change the sensor assignments to make sure the labels match reality. But that can take some fiddling with the software."

Good luck fiddling with the software.


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