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Old January 16, 2009, 10:59 PM
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I'm running real temp 2.6 and it's reporting idle temps of around 24-26. I never gave it much thought as i'm relatively new to building but after reading some stuff on these boards i've come to realize that it's a bit low. Is it possible that these temps are real? Am i using bad software?
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Old January 17, 2009, 12:05 AM
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It would most helpful if you could list the cooler you are using, the speed of your CPU, the voltage of your CPU and whether or not you have speedstep enabled.

Download a tool called CPU-Z that will give you most of the information you're looking for.

Also what do you use your PC for? It seems rather unbalanced.

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Old January 17, 2009, 01:32 AM
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It would most helpful if you could list the cooler you are using, the speed of your CPU, the voltage of your CPU and whether or not you have speedstep enabled.

Download a tool called CPU-Z that will give you most of the information you're looking for.

Also what do you use your PC for? It seems rather unbalanced.

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Yeah, i know. 32' display with a crap graphics card right? I'm still saving up for a 4870. It's a mix between a HTPC and gaming PC. Also the ram was a gift and i'm saving for a set of mushies.

I meant to say t befor, but basically everything you asked for is stock. Stock intel heatsink (which seems to be the real kicker eh?), i haven't messed with any bios setting or overclocking so voltage is whatever the default is, i'll get back to you on that.

I'm completely new to overclocking, which is why i started this thread, i want to make sure these temps are accurate so i can start testing out some stuff. I do plan on getting a vendetta 2 very soon though. If i can copy my CPU-Z results here, i will.
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Old January 17, 2009, 02:08 AM
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CPU-Z says core voltage is at 1.224 V.
Speedstep is disabled and CPU-Z shows my cpu running at 2671.6 mghz.
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Old January 17, 2009, 06:36 AM
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Granted you have a later version of CPU-Z, click the "about" tab on the top, and click the validation button on there. Enter in your name and email and hit submit it will open up your browser with a link to your results so you can share.
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If you're running everything at stock w/ a stock intel heatsink, those idle temps don't look completely out to lunch.
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Try running coretemp.
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Coretemp has it at about 28-29 which i guess is more reasonable? How do the programs compare? Is one more accurate than the other?
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CoreTemp is typically more accurate than RealTemp, also if in doubt theres a calibration feature in CoreTemp which you can use to fine tune it even more. Just remember this point, the built in temperature sensors aren't designed to be too accurate at lower(below 50c or so) temperatures.

They are designed to be accurate at the temperatures that would/will trip clock throttling, and thermal shutdown to prevent the chip from burning up. Really, any working info beyond that, is just gravy.

As for your original question, depending on your ambient temperature and the type of cooling your using, those idle temps don't look far off/about right. I wouldn't worry about temps too much unless its getting high up there under load(70-80c).

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