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    How to tell CPUs temperature?

    I need a program or something that will show the CPUs temperature. I have MSI PC alert 4 and the temp reads 45C at idle. the old version of alert 4 showed the temp at 42C at idle.
    Now I know that most likely both of these programs are wrong and not worth using. So what would be good program to show the right temperature?

    I'm using a Celeron 1.7 (not OC) with standard Intel fan and a MSI 845E mobo.
    John

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    motherboard monitor is very popular around these boards
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    When you got your motherboard. you should have gotten an installation Cd there you should find a program that you can install in windows. A real time Cpu Temp meter.
    I got a Soltek motherboard and i have a program that came with the install Cd.

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    Originally posted by Lorenzo''
    When you got your motherboard. you should have gotten an installation Cd there you should find a program that you can install in windows. A real time Cpu Temp meter.
    I got a Soltek motherboard and i have a program that came with the install Cd.
    I did. I got PC Alert 4 with my MSI mobo. However, I don't think it works right. Because I installed the newer version and it gave me a different reading than the old version. First version gave me an idle of 42C. New version was 45C. So I don't know if either are correct.
    John

    Processor: P4 2.4AGhz
    Motherboard: Asus P4P-800-E Deluxe
    RAM: 2GB Crucial 2600? DDR 400
    Hard drive 1: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200
    Hard drive 2: Seagate 160GB SATA 7200
    Video card: Sapphire X1600 Pro 256mb DDR 2
    DVD Burner:Lite-On DVD 16x Burner
    Power supply:Enermax coolergiant EG485AX 480W
    Modem: Motorola surfboard 5120
    Case:Lian Li PC-65B
    Monitor: 19in Viewsonic LCD VX924
    Audio system: Bose companion 3
    OS: Windows Vista ultimate

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    When you get two separate readings, which i have come accross a lot after having used several motherboards. I tend to use the Bios readout instead. Then check which version of software you are using then find the closest one which resembles your Bios readout.
    The only alternative i can think of that u could do would be to install Temperature node, i think thats what you call it, not quite so sure. That go next to the heatsink or Cpu. Those would be the most accurate readout.

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    I use motherboard monitor 5, and display the temperatures in my taskbar, as far as i can tell, mbm displays the same temperatures as my bios

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