i was just wondering if the asus probe reads accurate temps. if not then how off is it? and that when over clocking what should be a limit on the temperature that u do not want to pass before ur computer becomes unstable. thanks for help.
Yes they are off. By how much I'm not sure. I need to get a thermal senser and measure the temps. I get temps consistantly around 50 to 60 degrees cesius at idle! I had watercooling on the cpu and temps were exactly the same as they are with a cheap cpu cooler on the chip. Go figure.
It's been a well know issue that Asus probes are bad for a long time now. I apoligize to for making it sound like they are all off though. I should have been a little more specific. The temp probe on mine are off I believe.
I'm not telling people to not worry about there high temps because the probe is wrong. I would recommend that if there a little uneasy about it, they should invest in a thermal detector to measure the temps more accurately.
I think that too high temperature readings are a mostly problem for motherboards with in-socket thermistors. Asus A7 motherboards seem to be frequently involved in these problems.
I just reacted because I had just read one thread with somebody claiming to have CPU temperatures below room temperature with rather diffuse air cooling and toothpaste as thermal compound (not a joke according to writer). I don't know if he uses Asus probe for sensoring but the point is that generalizations like 'Asus reads 10 degrees off' can lead to bizarre statements like that.
The toothpaste isn't a joke guys, it really works but it hardens after 2-3 months and become a heat insulator instead of a condactor. I use toothpaste as a thermal compound but I'll be replacing it soon.
The toothpaste conducts electricity, so be carefull. But the temps in my comp droped like by 10C°.
I suppose it works (I prefer ASII). But I was referring to too low temperature. With air cooling you can't get below ambient - that would be against laws of physics. It would be possible if your toothpaste evaporated a lot or if there would be an endothermic chemical reaction going on. I don't believe these could be consume enough energy or go on for longer periods of time.