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    CPU temperature monitor error

    Is it particularly common for the temperature monitors to fail and give false readings? Lately mine has been reading >70°C almost all the time, regardless of the load. The system temperature is 36°C and is much cooler than it used to be before i added an additional fan.

    I know my processor temperature always used to be on the high side (50-60) from what i recall, but 70 is excessive in my opinion

    I have a abit AX8 mother board and an AMD 3500+

    For cooling i have a 2x12cm fans (one intake flowing over the 3 harddrives, one exhaust out the back). I also have 1x8cm exhast roughly over the cpu.

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    • spiral out's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K-E
      • CPU:
      • q6600 @ 3.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair xms2
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk Extream 120GB Samsung 500GB/1TB Seagate 500GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 520
      • Case:
      • Enermax Ostrog white
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 home 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • ViewSonic 22” VX2255wmb
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre 40/10
    Have you cleaned the case out recently, especially the CPU heatsink and fan?

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    nope, but there isn't much dust buildup, although i have realised that the program i was using to read the temperature doesn't update when a certain window is up, so the temperature has dropped down to 60 when idle....still rather high in my opinion.

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    Well it is quite common for temperature control software to give false readings.. To be honest, I have no idea what would work with your amd system, I just know that both TAT (intel's temperature control thingy) and Coretemp seem fairly accurate for me while SpeedFan and others (including the motherboard monitoring program) are broadly mis-presenting my temperatures!

    So have a look around to see what the best software would be for your system, sorry that I can't help more than that

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    np, thanks for your advice

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