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#1 Salv

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

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I've noticed that HWMonitor has been recording very high max temperatures for my CPU. The following images were captured while I was playing a few games.

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As you can see, CPUTIN apparently becomes quite hot under stress. However, I've sat and watched the numbers myself and the current temp never actually changes to the maximum, whatever it's reported to be. This leads me to wonder if there's some sort of multiplier issue going on, since the highest temperature always seems to be about double that of the current one (38/75, 45/90 etc.). Of course, it could just be an incorrect reading but that might also apply to the cooler current CPUTIN temp which is equally as worrying. I've occasionally checked SpeedFan, AIDA64 and Real Temp yet never seen anything out of the ordinary. Although, those programs do not record the highest temps in the way HWMonitor does.

Is there anything I can do to find out if CPUTIN really is reaching those levels? I've not experienced any crashes while playing various games and the next hottest thing in the system is the GPU which hasn't been above 70 from what I've seen. I'm using 1920x1080 on Windows x64.

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ASUS P8Z77-V LX
Intel i5-3470
PowerColor 6870
Corsair TX650

Everything is as it came, no modifications or overclocking. I believe the drivers are all up to date.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

what concerns you? Im not finding the specific max temp for that CPU, but the vast majority of modern temps have a maximum safe temperature around 140 degrees F. or 60 degrees C. All your temps look fine.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

what concerns you? Im not finding the specific max temp for that CPU, but the vast majority of modern temps have a maximum safe temperature around 140 degrees F. or 60 degrees C. All your temps look fine.


The numbers I'm worried about are the maximum (third column) CPUTIN temps that you can see listed above the the cores themselves. The first set has it at 75c, the second 86, the third 89 and the last 90. I included the core temps to show that they, specifically, were fine, as you said.

I believe the thermal protection is something like 69C for the i5-3450 so I can't imagine it's much different for the 3470.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:42 PM

CPUtin as far as I understand it, is not the temperature your cores are at but the temperature the top of the CPU is running at, and its extremely innacurate in a lot of systems, especially those with ASUS motherboards (a quick google search of people with similar issues turns up most have ASUS boards) If all your core temps are fine, I wouldnt worry about it, and in all honesty i think that hwmonitor displays way to much information-ASUS default temp monitoring software or even something like coretemp should do you just fine. even if you stay with HWmonitor, I wouldnt concern myself to much with CPUTin, its most likely a misreading, as long as your core, system, and GPU temps are within safety limits, then your fine, hwmonitor most likely just isnt 100% compatible with ASUS motherboards, its been known to happen, and its not a bad thing with ASUS motherboards, different manufacturers set their sensors up different, not all temp sensors can read them properly.

Edited by the_patriot11, 04 July 2012 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

CPUtin as far as I understand it, is not the temperature your cores are at but the temperature the top of the CPU is running at, and its extremely innacurate in a lot of systems, especially those with ASUS motherboards (a quick google search of people with similar issues turns up most have ASUS boards) If all your core temps are fine, I wouldnt worry about it, and in all honesty i think that hwmonitor displays way to much information-ASUS default temp monitoring software or even something like coretemp should do you just fine. even if you stay with HWmonitor, I wouldnt concern myself to much with CPUTin, its most likely a misreading, as long as your core, system, and GPU temps are within safety limits, then your fine, hwmonitor most likely just isnt 100% compatible with ASUS motherboards, its been known to happen, and its not a bad thing with ASUS motherboards, different manufacturers set their sensors up different, not all temp sensors can read them properly.


Yeah, I think even a quick search makes it clear that CPUTIN is slightly off the mark for a number of people. Just felt the inclination to create a topic since my issue is a little different and there didn't appear to be anyone with a more similar experience compared to those with 128c readings and the like.

Thank you for the reassuring response anyway. I think I'll ditch HWMonitor and try out CoreTemp instead.

Edited by Salv, 04 July 2012 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

Not a problem, if your not sure on something theres never anything wrong with asking. :-)

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