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Is the asus probe read accurate temps?

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joe

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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.
 
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el

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I heard they are 10C too high but I don't have an asus board so I don't know. limit it to 60C is shutdown.
 

bdf24

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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.
 
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joe

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yea same i bought a new HSF and im still getting the same temps what a rip! lol o well i guess ill try some overclocking. thanx for the help everyone
 

Karsta

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It is not necessarily off. For P2B-F it is accurate and has calculated correction. Because I use thermistor it was easy for me to compare against normal room thermometers.

I find it a bit sloppy people saying that temp with Asus probe is 10 degrees higher than actual as a fact. For somebody with CPU at already too high temps it could be a very bad advice.
 

bdf24

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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.
 

Karsta

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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 Coolest

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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°.
 

Karsta

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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.