Who should I listen to CPU cool? BIOS? Coretemp?

By filipmike33
Oct 20, 2007
  1. Currently I have 3 Temp monitor (BIOS included). Currently I have a E6550 processor, stock everything. When I play games it goes up to 70c (Core temp wise) and Im idling at 42-43(core temp). but on CPU cool 8.0.4 and BIO's im idling on 35+'s and full load at 50+'s. Subject is, which monitor is giving out the right temp?
  2. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Well, if you have 3 programs, find a situation where 2 of the programs produce the same values, and then I'd go with them. This is because all the programs read from the same temp probe, but some could stuff it up. BIOS is normally correct, but there could be a malfunction of some sort.
  3. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 34

    so i take it core temp is a bit off? I thought if anything this would be the most exact since its a well known program. Since CPU cool and BIOS are pretty much the same I guess I'll look at CPU cool
  4. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Well by the time you get into BIOS the temp will have changed slightly so take that into consideration.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    If it is an Intel CPU, the only program I trust is Intel TAT. Unfortunately for our egos, it always reports higher than anything else.
  6. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 34

    im going to try that, thank you
  7. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Ok TAT is giving me 27-28 while Core Temp is giving me 40-42, CPU cool is giving me 27-28 (CPU cool and BIOS are almost the same), so Im guessing Core Temp is a weird one?
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your BIOS is the most accurate and your temps are normal.
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