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Default CoreTemp vs. SpeedFan who is right? - 02-11-2009, 06:46 PM

I read all the old posts but it was still unclear to me which of these applications is showing the true CPU temp. On my mini I get a temp of 46c from speedfan and 71c from coretemp. Coretemp shows a Tj max of 125. I'm not sure where to find the Tj max on speedfan.

By any chance does the BIOS show CPU temp?
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Default Re: CoreTemp vs. SpeedFan who is right? - 02-12-2009, 12:52 AM

Perhaps, if you are more familiar with Fahrenheit, a conversion would help. 46 C is only 114 F....just barely warm to the touch. It is much more likely the core temp very in "ouch" hot. 71 C is equal to 160 F....starting to get a bit uncomfortable to hold on to.
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Default Re: CoreTemp vs. SpeedFan who is right? - 02-12-2009, 04:23 AM


Look through the above topic. It has pages to Intel specs on the Atom, and a lot of useful information. I would go with Coretemp.

Edit, no program shows "true temperature". Its based from a calculation from sensors in the cpu. You just have to find the correct program that uses the calculation correctly with the right numbers to show you a temperature reading. Basically they are measuring how close you are from the built in thermal protection, and with the right set of numbers, it will give you a temperature based off that.

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