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    Showing Incorrect CPU Temperature

    I have Core Temp installed and it shows my processor (athlon 7750) running between 26-37 degrees C. I have always assumed that these numbers were correct, but now when I checked the H/W Monitor section in the BIOS it says that it's running at 52-57 degrees.

    Which one of these is correct and why is one of them displaying incorrect values?

    My bet is on the BIOS showing the correct numbers, but I'm not sure.
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    I would recommend that you download a few other temp measuring programs and check their read-outs as well.

    BIOS can show wrong numbers, or simply numbers under load. My old C2D would report almost 60C in BIOS but around 38-42C while in Windows, idle.

    Does your CPU throttle during load? Does it seem to be running hot? Have you experienced any random restarts while running heavy applications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    I would recommend that you download a few other temp measuring programs and check their read-outs as well.

    BIOS can show wrong numbers, or simply numbers under load. My old C2D would report almost 60C in BIOS but around 38-42C while in Windows, idle.

    Does your CPU throttle during load? Does it seem to be running hot? Have you experienced any random restarts while running heavy applications?
    I downloaded HW Monitor and it displays the same temps as Core Temp, so I guess that the BIOS is wrong somehow.

    If anyone has any idea of why that may be, please do tell me.
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    Speedfan, Everest and CoreTemp are one of the few other software you could check to see your CPU/GPU temps. Everest is the best imho since its more accurate and has plenty of other features too, but its also not free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sendetto View Post
    I downloaded HW Monitor and it displays the same temps as Core Temp, so I guess that the BIOS is wrong somehow.

    If anyone has any idea of why that may be, please do tell me.
    The bios could be showing you the recorded temperature @ max load. If it is static not moving even a little bit Id assume so. I do remember my C2D showing 47c on load and 30~ in any monitoring program.

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    The Bios is not reading the same sensor that CoreTemp/HWMonitor etc are reading. The Bios reads the socket sensor while cpu temperature utility are reading the on-die sensor.

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