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Who do I believe on Sensors Temperatures

Postby Orbmiser » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:00 pm

Win7 Says:

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Linux mint Sensors command says:

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orbmiser@Winterfell ~ $ sensors
radeon-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +51.0°C 

atk0110-acpi-0
Adapter: ACPI interface
Vcore Voltage:      +1.06 V  (min =  +0.85 V, max =  +1.60 V)
 +3.3 Voltage:      +3.33 V  (min =  +2.97 V, max =  +3.63 V)
 +5 Voltage:        +4.97 V  (min =  +4.50 V, max =  +5.50 V)
 +12 Voltage:      +12.22 V  (min = +10.20 V, max = +13.80 V)
CPU FAN Speed:     3214 RPM  (min =  600 RPM)
CHASSIS FAN Speed:    0 RPM  (min =  600 RPM)
POWER FAN Speed:   2445 RPM  (min =  600 RPM)
CPU Temperature:    +44.0°C  (high = +60.0°C, crit = +95.0°C)
MB Temperature:     +39.0°C  (high = +45.0°C, crit = +75.0°C)

k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +33.0°C  (high = +70.0°C)
                       (crit = +99.5°C, hyst = +97.5°C)


So Who Do I believe? And why aren't Temps Accurate no matter what OS you are running.
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Re: Who do I believe on Sensors Temperatures

Postby xenopeek » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:17 pm

Power management will differ between Windows and Linux, meaning you will indeed see different temperatures. It also depends on system load. So you believe whatever operating system is currently in control of the hardware, as that is the one doing the power management (decreasing speed of CPUs as load permits it, powering down unused devices, controlling the fans, and so on). Your BIOS will also have temperature information, again then using its own power management which will differ again from how Windows and Linux do it.
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Re: Who do I believe on Sensors Temperatures

Postby tdockery97 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:20 pm

With either one of those variances your temperatures are good.
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Re: Who do I believe on Sensors Temperatures

Postby eanfrid » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:41 pm

However, whatever sensors-related software you run (bios, windows, linux...) the real hardware (temp/fan) sensors are basically not accurate. The most reliable are the cpu and hdd internal temp sensors.
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Re: Who do I believe on Sensors Temperatures

Postby Orbmiser » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:35 pm

Thanks for the info.
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