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    Best program to monitor CPU temps under load

    What the best program to monitor CPU temps under load, i.e while playing a game etc. Obviously the temps start coming back down once i exit the game. Maybe something that have a graph over time while a benchmark is looping or something. Any ideas?

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    I just use software that comes with the motherboard, with my abit an8 ultra board it is the abit eq, i just run a program like prime or anything else that takes the cpu to 100% and monitor the temps with the program.
    I'm sure there is a dedicated program that stresses your cpu and monitors temps at the same time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ja3h
    I just use software that comes with the motherboard, with my abit an8 ultra board it is the abit eq, i just run a program like prime or anything else that takes the cpu to 100% and monitor the temps with the program.
    I'm sure there is a dedicated program that stresses your cpu and monitors temps at the same time though.
    Prime95 does not stress the processor strong enough, try S&M. I use Prime95 to test memory only (though using Blend mode). Prime95 was rather a calculation program not entirely a tortune test program.
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    I still go with MBM5 but there must be something better out there considering MBM5 is not being updated anymore.

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    I still go with MBM5 but there must be something better out there considering MBM5 is not being updated anymore.
    There are people out there making custom config files, it is not being updated by the author only.
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    OCCT shows a graph at the end of case and cpu temps as well as vcore and 12v. Only works for half an hour and if the pc is stable though.

    Not sure about background monitoring though? Maybe use the mbm high/low data file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    Prime95 does not stress the processor strong enough, try S&M. I use Prime95 to test memory only (though using Blend mode). Prime95 was rather a calculation program not entirely a tortune test program.
    Cheers for the advice mate! I'll check it out!

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    Oh, scrap that, it doesn't monitor temps does it. Only gfx card temps

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    MBM5 is your best bet as its got a really good monitoring/logging system.

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    MBM5 and a 2nd display or an LCD screen is the best way for real life testing

    You can then see the temps ingame easily.
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    Why a second display?

    MBM5 can be set to monitor every second while your playing game or stressing the CPU.

    Then its a simple case of looking back at the log.



    Clearly states highest, lowest and average temperatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    You can then see the temps ingame easily.
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