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Heat sensors say 120 degrees Centrigrade. That seems high.

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#1 Measure for Measure

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

I am having difficulty interpreting the readings given by heat sensors as measured by Speedfan, HWinfo, and HWMonitor. They show readings above 110 degrees Centigrade. I understand from various forums that false positives are not unusual though. I opened up the case and didn't feel any unusual heat.

I'm currently trying to track down a BSOD problem on my home computer, discussed here. I was wondering whether these heat readings provide any information that might help me diagnose the problem. A hardware problem is suspected, the question remains: which hardware?

My computer is a Lenovo K450e running Windows 10. My latest Speccy snapshot is here:
(It doesn't show any unusual heat.)

Enclosed is an image file showing 3 temperature reading programs. (No, I usually do not run all 3 at the same time.)

Thanks for you help and insight.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

Well it may be related somehow.

Those temps may be false positives but i would still look into your hardware.

You might need to change your CPU cooler or change your thermal paste.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:44 PM

As you've observed, this is often mentioned on forums as a false indication.


When a sensor input is given no ID, the software hasn't been able to determine its function, and hence how to read it. So CPU is an understood input, AUXIN2 or TMPIN6 is not.

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