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RealTemp 3.00 Released

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    RealTemp got its major face-lift today with the introduction of the third major version. RealTemp is a nifty utility used to monitor the temperatures of Intel processors, with a breakdown of temperatures on a per-core and T-junction basis. The application makes use of the digital thermal sensor component Intel Core series processors come with. With version 3.00, RealTemp gets Core i7 friendly, supporting monitoring of its temperatures, including in Turbo Mode, where the software controls frequencies and power of individual processing cores.

    The new release adds a host of features including plug-in support for RivaTuner, the ability to report temperatures of NVIDIA graphics cards, updated detection algorithms as per Intel specifications, and several UI improvements. The release covers as many as a hundred changes that include preliminary support for the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. For a list of major changes and other information, head over to the RealTemp homepage.

    DOWNLOAD: RealTemp 3.00

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    Excellent! Thanks! :D
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Awesome, have never used Realtemp, just used my nvidia monitor to see my temps.
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    Nice superb tool!
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    Is there anyone here I can thank? Because this is THE best temperature-reading program I know!
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    works 100% on the i7. Perfect.
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    -16C idle calibration for both cores and it shows same on idle and load as my motherboards own EasyTune6 :)
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    You could open up the About box and click on the PayPal link and buy the programmer a beer. :toast:

    That would be thanks enough.

    The ability to do a thermal shutdown based on your GPU temperature is a great new feature for Nvidia owners. You'll thank me someday when your GPU fan craps out.

    The only issue in Windows 7 is that the System Tray icons don't get inserted into the system tray in the correct order. Other than that, RealTemp works great. That seems to be a Windows 7 beta issue and hopefully they correct that in the future because the same code works perfect in XP or Vista.

    The new CPU Cool Down Test is the easiest way to spot a sticking sensor which is a big problem with the 45nm Core 2 Dual and Quad sensors. Thankfully, the Core i7 sensors are much improved.

    Happy temp monitoring.

    OnBoard: EasyTune 6 is probably reading a different sensor. Temperatures based on the TCase sensor should be significantly lower than a core temperature reading when running a stress program like Prime95 Small FFTs. Not all motherboards and bios versions have TCase properly calibrated. rge on XtremeSystems poked a hole in his IHS and mounted a calibrated sensor and found when running LinX the difference between TCase and the core temperature approached 25C.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3378344&postcount=2394
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    THX!! Seems to have some nice features added.
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    Why can't everyone that makes such cool stuff desire so little in return?:laugh:

    Here's to hoping for many good beers in your future.:toast::toast:
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    It says it can't detect my CPU??? Is it cause I'm running 64 bit?
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    It doesn't support AMD or older Intel processors. What CPU are you running?

    It works fine in 64bit. Post some more details.

    Edit: I just read your System Specs. Sorry, it doesn't support AMD.
    Maybe in the future if there are enough requests.
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    Distance to TJ Max is about a mile from my house, I don't know what these temperatures have to do with that!
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    Distance to TJ Max specifies the point where ur cpu start's throttling itself. So when it reachs 0C it will start underclocking itself to reduce temps.
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    Not bad update when I downloaded it.
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    You know what? I use programs I love but free all the time. This time I am going to do something right.

    I donated 10$. I don't know how many beers that can buy, but the sentiment is - keep doing great work. And I hope that counts.

    Thank You!
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    I like the tool, but either speedfan isn't a very accurate temp reading or this program is very optimistic...I have a true 120 on a e8400 running at 4.4 ghz with 1.48 volts and it says the idle speed temps for the two cores are um...38 and 36? lol sounds almost too good to be true just sounds quite low, got low 40's with other programs which I was still happy with!
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    dalekdukesboy: Most of these sensors, especially the 45nm Core 2 sensors, are not very accurate at reporting idle temperatures or full load temperatures unless you spend some time calibrating them.

    rge at XtremeSystems did a lot of work and came up with a very accurate method to calibrate these sensors.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3384504&postcount=2429

    One of your sensors might be getting stuck at idle. It would be a good idea to do a CPU Cool Down test at default MHz and core voltage. Post your results and I'll have a look.

    Weer: Thank you for donating to project RealTemp. There are enough happy users of RealTemp that if everyone chipped in a couple of bucks then I'd be able to afford to continue to develop this program further or to create other utilities that are useful to the user community. No donation amount is too small.
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    dalekdukesboy New Member

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    thanks, I'll have to play around with that once I read up adequately on it, I looked at his guide about over ambient temps and that is useful to know for this application...when I get results I'll post them for you if you'd like
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    That would be great. I've looked at more of these cool down tests than most and I seem to learn something new each time. It makes it a lot easier for me to spot a problem with your sensors. Seeing a cool down test for a 45nm Quad makes it very obvious how troubled these sensors are. Some of the Dual Cores do a better job of hiding their flaws.

    I'm thinking that the next RealTemp feature or likely a side program will make it a lot easier to do a calibration.
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    not at stock, but this was with 1.5 volts and 4.4 ghz which is how it's running and I'm online so I didn't have the option to restart to set stock parameters and it freezes if I try to make that big a change with options with software in windows, but maybe with that info that may help you and I'll re-run it soon all at stock.

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    not to be rude, im just curious why this doesnt supprt the 940?
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    To properly run that test, you need as little background stuff going on as possible. Run the test when you're not using your computer for 10 minutes if that ever happens. You also need to run Prime95 Small FFTs to create some heat to see how your sensors respond from idle to full load. The little info window will tell you exactly what you need to do.

    The test can tell me a lot about your sensors but it can't tell me anything if you are doing 101 other things while running this test.

    On the documentation page I posted an example of how my Q6600 looks and what the results mean:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/docs.php

    Marineborn: It supports the Intel Core i7 940 but AMD uses different sensors with different issues. You'll need to use Core Temp for them.
    I decided to concentrate on the Intel Core processors. As I said before, if there is enough interest from AMD owners then I will think about writing a version for those users as well.
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    thanks for the heads up webb
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    Yeah, that sounded wrong. What I meant with that calibration I can use the program with my funny idle temp 45nm core2.

    It's shows about 51C with default settings idle, just like every other program (coretemp, everest) except easytune6. That is with 2400MHz on stock volt E7200. I infrared thermoed the cooler base when computer had been idle for 8 hours and it was within 1 degree of what the motherboard program showed for temp, about 30C, ambient was something like 21C.

    I just didn't believe the 51C idle when I got this processor and after the thermo test I don't believe it at all. The ~30c however makes sense, hence I use that temperature. I doubt it's spot on accurate, but it'll do for me.
    The motherboard program is just slow starting and has a lot of extra I don't need if I just want to see the processor temperature. Now I can fire up Real Temp and see same temps quickly.
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