Core Temp 1.0 RC1 Released

Our very own The_Coolest just announced the first release candidate for version 1.0 of his Core Temp program. This release has many new features and bug fixes. It also coincides with the release a nifty monitoring app for your Android smartphone.

image courtesy alcpu.com/CoreTemp

RC1 Screenshot (Courtesy CoreTemp)

Here is the changelog for this version:

*** Core Temp Monitor is now available, an Android app to monitor your machines from anywhere in the world! More information can be found here

  • New: Multilingual interface. Core Temp now natively supports adding non-English languages.
  • New: Plugin system – 3rd party developers can now create plugins and extensions for Core Temp, both native code and .Net is supported, please see this for more information.
  • New: Added support for Intel Pentium and AMD K5 and newer processors. (detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
  • New: Added support for VIA processors. (C3 – detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
  • New: Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion (Brazos, Llano) support.
  • New: Max TDP detection on supporting processors.
  • New: Power consumption on Intel’s Nehalem and newer processors.
  • Fix: All of the user reported bugs and many more unreported problems.
  • Update: Optimized the startup code, Core Temp should now launch 2 to 4 times faster.
  • Update: Optimized many other aspects of the code, Core Temp should now consume much less CPU time than before.
  • Update: Restored support for older OS: Windows XP is now fully supported, Windows 2000 requires security updates KB935839, KB835732 and GDI+. In some cases hotfix KB816542 may be needed as well.

Head over to the Core Temp home page to download the program and check out the complete changelog. You can also join the existing discussion threads in the AMD and Intel forums here on Overclockers.

-splat

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39 Comments:

David's Avatar
Nice! We've been waiting a while for v 1.0 :P
David's Avatar
Uh... do not want?
Brolloks's Avatar
Cant seem to get the app to connect on my Xoom, has anyone got it to work?
mbentley's Avatar
Just to check, did you follow all of the instructions found at http://www.alcpu.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1945 ?
Brolloks's Avatar
Yes, followed that to the letter, I also have my Android on the same network so dont need port forwarding, I did however open port 5200 to ensure access.... connection just times out after a minute or two
mbentley's Avatar
Gotcha. I don't have an Android based phone myself so I haven't tested it but I do know of one person who was able to get it to work. I'll see if I can flag The_Coolest down for you.
The Coolest's Avatar
If you have an IM, send me the info via PM and we'll talk.
or you can join the irc here http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/livechat.html
Brolloks's Avatar
Got it working, looks pretty good, only comment is when I minimize the Coretemp Window in Windows it still sits on the bar at the bottom, suppose to go to the Win tray not?
King107s's Avatar
Sweet! I'll have to check this out when I get home...
muddocktor's Avatar
I guess I won't be running Core Temp any more, since there is no way to keep the installer from putting that crappy Yahoo toolbar and other malware on my computer. And don't say I can uninstall it from the control panel. I don't want the crap put on in the first place and there is no way to install Core Temp without their crappy toolbar being installed.

Glad I don't run an AMD system now, because Real Temp doesn't foist off that Yahoo crap on their users!

The Coolest's Avatar
@ muddocktor

The installer *SHOULD NOT* have installed the toolbar if you clicked Decline.
If it did then it's a bug. Several other users have reported the same issue, and W3i is working on getting this problem fixed.
I see nothing positive in giving users a bad experience using my software and force them to install something they don't want. There is no benefit of working this way as it is a guaranteed way of losing your user base and this was not my intention.
I'm really sorry that this new version has left a bad taste.
The standalone version is available, when you click on 'Extras' under the main download link you will see it.

@ Brolloks

Were you also able to get the Monitor app on your Android working as well?
Regarding the minimize to tray part of your question:
You can either disable the Windows 7 features altogether or untick the checkbox at the bottom, and the taskbar button will be hidden when you minimize it
Brolloks's Avatar
Yep, monitor app is working fine on both the android phone and tablet using wifi, could not get it to connect via 3G as yet
The Coolest's Avatar
Well for 3G you probably need to forward the port for your PC in your router, and use your router's external IP to connect.
Brolloks's Avatar
Yeah, for now I'm happy with the wifi connection
mbentley's Avatar
Not sure if anyone else can confirm but when my internet connection is via proxy only, I am not able to use the InstallIQ installer to install Core Temp. My work connection goes through proxy only so it didn't work.

I agree with you Mudd, the installer is definitely painful at best. If I didn't know TC, I would probably not be installing it just because I don't trust the installer.
Brolloks's Avatar
Seems to have a bug, I get this after about 10 min, happens every time, just gets stuck at Tj Max
The Coolest's Avatar
It's a bug, see your PM
King107s's Avatar
Seems to be working well but is reporting the wrong cpu clock (right bclk, wrong multiplier)...

No issues with declining the toolbar
The Coolest's Avatar
What's wrong with the CPU clock? Please see this post:
http://www.alcpu.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=7173#p7173
King107s's Avatar
My actual settings are 167MHz x 24 = 4GHz

But it shows 167MHz x 12 = 2GHz

I'll post a side by side screen shot with CPUZ when I get home. All of my hault states are off and turbo boost is not enabled....
The Coolest's Avatar
it's negotiable.
Frequency calculation can be done in several ways.
Can you install Intel Turbo monitor and see what it says?
King107s's Avatar
Sorry, that application is not supported on Vista 64 prem, Win 7 only.

I don't want to sound rude but whatever way it is doing it, is wrong and cpuz is correct...

Well let me rephrase, whatever way it is doing it is producing an incorrect result. Arguing about how its done is a moot point...

I'll be glad to help test any changes/fixes you may want to use to address this in the future, just let me know.

Edit:
Just for SnG's I overclocked my cpu a little further by increasing the multiplier to 25x and bumpingthe vcore to see if Coretemp would pick up on the change. I was suspicious that the value was half of the actual...



But even with it at 25x it still reports the same values as before....
hokiealumnus's Avatar
Installed and operating properly on a Thuban at the moment. Looks good so far! Thanks for all your hard work Coolest!
The Coolest's Avatar
@ King107s
Try putting some load on the CPU.
King107s's Avatar
I did before that post when I changed the overclock. I ran Prime95 small FTT and then blend for about an hour total for a short check of the OC settings. You can see the load temps are much higher than in the previous picture. Durring the stress test the multiplier did not change on either monitoring programs.

Not to get off on a tangent but the only issue i have with the Corsair 800D is that they do not balance the air in with the air out so my 3 high performance 120mm radiator fans are just blasting air out of the top and one 120mm fan is pushing even more out the back and the only intake is a single 120mm fan at the bottom of the main compartment.... So at first my temps hit about 73/74C and then i popped the side off and blew some air in and dropped them back to 68/69C... Anyway not to get off on another tanget as well the i7-960 required a significant voltage jump (1.35V to 1.40V) to get from 4Gz to 4.2GHz. So thats where a lot of the extra heat is coming from too.
mbentley's Avatar
In your screen shot above in post #22, you don't have any load on the CPU either.
King107s's Avatar
You are correct, not at the time the screen shot was taken but I was watching the monitors for a change during the stressing... I was only mentioning that you could tell that I had stressed the system by the increase in max temps seen.
JimmyG's Avatar
The combination of the new CoreTemp and the Win 7 gadget is a winner!!!!

The gadget is truly informative in real time.
mbentley's Avatar
It's great knowing the temperatures for my laptop in Windows

98839

Thanks for adding the ACPI thermal zone support.
The Coolest's Avatar
Also, if you have an Android, check out the Core Temp Monitor (Lite) on the Android Market
gero9mo's Avatar
Hi,

I just completed a fresh install on my system:
Windows 7 Ultimate
i7-2600K
ROG Gene-Z
Corsair AX 750W
Corsair H70
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
Corsair 650D (mid-tow..)
Crucial Real SSD 120GB Sata3
ATI Radeon 5770

Problem:
When i run Core Temp, with or without the new Core Temp Grapher Beta, my CPU suddenly spike to 98C on individual cores. In the end all cores have run at 98c for just a short sec or two - then it all goes down to normal again. This is without any load on the CPU, and Core Temp even shows that the load on the cpu is low, but it spikes up to 98c no mather what i do.

ALL other temp programs show a stable CPU. RealTemp, All Suite II, SpeedFan, CPUID HW Monitor. Under stress test with Prime, the CPU goes up to 98c several time according to Core Temp....but my computer and/or Prime95 doesent stop running...they all seem werry fine. There are also others reporting this issue:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...e-temp-program

I've been using Core Temp for quite some time, but now i am not shure wether the trust the temp readings the program shows. If this is an error with Core Temp - wich it kinda has to be when not only me is reporting the same issue, the max-temp is 98c no mather what one does, and my comp doesnt shut down wich it should have done on 98c.

Anyone else having this problem? Is this a RC.1 BUG?

I have tried both the standalone and with InstallQ-medontlikesoftware

A screenshot showin the difference in max temps is attached:
mbentley's Avatar
That is definitely a bug. From what I remember, it only seems to be on Sandy Bridge based systems that does it as I don't have false temperature spikes on my i7.
gero9mo's Avatar
Tried the new version on my laptop with a Core2 Duo, and yes, temps are normal. Most likely a problem related to tempreadings for SB CPUs.

I am shure this will be fixed in a soon to come update
The Coolest's Avatar
This is a bug, on Sandy bridge only.
Get this build for a fix:
http://goo.gl/iYrWo

RC2 will be out in a few days.
gero9mo's Avatar
Hi,

Awesome, thanks a lot

This prog is a must have for calming my nerves when benching. And as i am running a lot of tests/benching these days - my workday just got a heck lot better now
The Coolest's Avatar
Version 1.0 RC2 - 7th September, 2011

- Fix: Temperature spikes to TjMax on Sandy Bridge CPUs.
- Fix: Settings not saved properly bug.

- Change: Changed frequency detection back to the original for Intel processors.
- Change: Removed power consumption feature on older CPUs (only supported by Sandy Bridge now).

- Known issues: Occasionally wrong FSB detection (Workaround: Press F5 in Core Temp).
- Known issues: Recognition of Atom E600 series.
Brolloks's Avatar
Great, thanks, will give it a try
King107s's Avatar
RC2 is displaying my cpu clock correctly now! Nice work

It would be sweet if GPU load and temps were on the gadget as well....
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