Temperature readings wrong?



  • Hi,

    i just put together an old pc to use as a firewall (older system, athlon x2 4450e, 4gb ram nothing too fancy). i tried 2 cpu-s in it already and in both cases the temperature readings seem to be off. it detects the sensor, i can tell it reads ok the difference (gets hotter when warmer room temp) but the lower temperature seems too good to be true - considering it's 25C around here outside:

    any thoughts? anyone else getting similar results? or is the sensor reading degrees above ambient instead?



  • Did you try playing with the temperature sensor settings?  Can't remember what menu it's in but there are a few options for it.



  • @scurrier:

    Did you try playing with the temperature sensor settings?  Can't remember what menu it's in but there are a few options for it.

    i did, yes, if i leave it default it is just stuck at 20C, intel doesn't work at all, and when set as amd it gives these results…



  • so a quick update… i changed the cpu fan and added some more case fans so now the temperatures hover around 10C according to the readings - definitely can't be a good reading... in bios the temps are correct (or look correct around 35-ish C which is normal for the cpu) so i'm guessing it's degrees above ambient or i need to add a default 20C?

    anyone with a similar cpu/board (asus M3A78EMH_HDMI board + athlon x2 4450e) can confirm this?



  • bump?