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SpeedFan, Core Temp or HWMonitor?

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Elliot B.    1,141

... and why?

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PsYcHoKiLLa    1,592

I ended up using AIDA64 Extreme, it's easy to use with Rainmeter.

 

Here's my sensor bar I made with both of these (I've attached the skin, it's called Black Box) :

 

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+J. X. Maxwell    2,142

CPUZ + CoreTemp + Intel Burn Mark v2

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The_Observer    293

I ended up using AIDA64 Extreme, it's easy to use with Rainmeter.

 

Here's my sensor bar I made with both of these (I've attached the skin, it's called Black Box) :

 

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 Very nice and clean will place on my WIndows Server boxes! (homelab)

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LaP    1,733

For temp with Core intel cpu the best one imo is RealTemp.

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riahc3    440

This topic is way too vague to give a answer.

Its like:

Topic thread: "Windows, Linux or OS X?

First post: "... and why?"

What exactly do you want or want to know from the software you listed?

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Elliot B.    1,141

This topic is way too vague to give a answer.

Its like:

Topic thread: "Windows, Linux or OS X?

First post: "... and why?"

What exactly do you want or want to know from the software you listed?

I feel it may not be as vague as you think.

 

A friend told me Core Temp displays the actual core temperature whereas SpeedFan displays the less-accurate socket temperature.

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snaphat (Myles Landwehr)    414

^I don't think your friend is right about that because I recall it displaying the core temperatures last I used it

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vcfan    2,337

I feel it may not be as vague as you think.

 

A friend told me Core Temp displays the actual core temperature whereas SpeedFan displays the less-accurate socket temperature.

 

the core temp will stop being reported when you unlock the cpu, hence why speedfan will display socket temp.

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+J. X. Maxwell    2,142

the core temp will stop being reported when you unlock the cpu, hence why speedfan will display socket temp.

what

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vcfan    2,337

what

you can unlock deactivated cores on certain cpus,and doing this stops the core temps being reported.

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+J. X. Maxwell    2,142

you can unlock deactivated cores on certain cpus,and doing this stops the core temps being reported.

That should be a rare scenario though.

I thought you meant unlock as in the multiplier.

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snaphat (Myles Landwehr)    414

you can unlock deactivated cores on certain cpus,and doing this stops the core temps being reported.

After looking it up briefly, it appears to me that you are referring to unlocking the cores on newer AMD chips. Those don't have per-core temps, and only a single package sensor which evidently doesn't work if unlocked (it is readable, but just garbage). I don't see why hwinfo would be any different from speedfan in this case.

 

Is there some unlocked core case with Intel chips also (since they have per-core sensors)?

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