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CPU temp does not match my board maker's software

JFrost

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Hey now.

Why is gpu-z's cpu temp reading running around 13C higher (fluctuates a bit) than my board maker's software? (Gigabyte SIV software)

Motherboard software says cpu is 38C, gpu-z says 49C. gpu-z fluctuates faster than mb soft so can be as high as 51C or as close as 46C)

Why so much disparity? Can it be corrected?
Thanks.
 

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I would trust GPU-Z over the software from your motherboard maker. HWInfo64 is another good one. Check what HWinfo reports and compare
 
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Download HWinfo it will give you more than just per core temp info.
 
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What does latest Core Temp show? :)
You can try AIDA64 and Speccy too.
 
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What does latest Core Temp show? :)
You can try AIDA64 and Speccy too.
Isn't speccy known to improperly report certain values? Thought I saw a thread on TPU the other day where it displayed the wrong amount of VRAM for a GPU
 
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No idea, could be - I do not use Speccy for my GPUs - I use GPU-Z, as it is the best for this task. :)
And I use Core Temp for CPUs' temps (mostly older stuff here - Intel Ivy Bridge with occasional Haswell).

EDIT: Spelling/clarity.
 
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Ryzen 1st gen CPU ?
No, i5 8500 (locked, not clocked)

I would trust GPU-Z over the software from your motherboard maker.
I mean that's nice to say but without some kind of empirical evidence showing that one or the other is more "correct" I'm not likely to just take that as some gospel.

HWInfo64 is another good one. Check what HWinfo reports and compare
Screenshot 2020-09-15 172710.png


What does latest Core Temp show? :)
You can try AIDA64 and Speccy too.
Core Temp -
Screenshot 2020-09-15 173400.png
 
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No, i5 8500 (locked, not clocked)


I mean that's nice to say but without some kind of empirical evidence showing that one or the other is more "correct" I'm not likely to just take that as some gospel.


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Core Temp -
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You have circled core temperatures in HWiNFO and Core Temp, but I believe GPU-Z is reading package temperature.

Even so, there is a disparity between all of the software.

Does your MB have a debug LED that displays the CPU temperature?

That is what I believe would be most accurate, not any software.
 
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it looks to me op is reading average temp and if ya look at max temp then ya nailed it.
 
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