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ihrsetrdr

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I saved a pile of money by buying a C0 stepping i7 920, but am finding that overclocking is much more detail-intensive than running a D0 on the same model motherboard. I am using XP primarily to monitor temps under load, as I try to get this CO stepping i7 920 OC'd up, and the voltages as low as possible. LM-sensors don't seem to work for X58 motherboards, so I have to test/monitor in Windows. I still have some testing to do, hopefully can squeak out another couple hundred mhz and drop voltages just a little more...

current load-testing screeny
 

Bobnova

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I can't imagine that someone hasn't written a sensor for 'em. They did the K10s, which LMsensors doesn't officially support.
 

deadlysyn

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If I had enough to even build one i7 rig, I would be happy. My rig does just fine for what I use it for, but it doesn't quite crank out as many PPD as I would like. I just switched back from pete_scout, so my average is sitting at 0 for the moment, but I should be getting back in track pretty soon.
 

NV

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I spent a LONG time looking at trying to get lmsensors to detect my coretemps.... for me running 'sudo modprobe coretemp' on every boot up before 'sensors' does the trick. Honestly I don't even really understand what it does (I think I looked it up one time, but I didn't have a firm understanding of it). I'm kinda like that linux user that just googles every problem I encounter to death until I find a solution, even if I don't have a full understanding of what I'm doing.

But yeah, 'sudo modprobe coretemp' worked for me on my EVGA LE... just throwing that out there.
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

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I spent a LONG time looking at trying to get lmsensors to detect my coretemps.... for me running 'sudo modprobe coretemp' on every boot up before 'sensors' does the trick. Honestly I don't even really understand what it does (I think I looked it up one time, but I didn't have a firm understanding of it). I'm kinda like that linux user that just googles every problem I encounter to death until I find a solution, even if I don't have a full understanding of what I'm doing.

But yeah, 'sudo modprobe coretemp' worked for me on my EVGA LE... just throwing that out there.

Code:
[email protected]:~$ sudo modprobe coretemp
[email protected]:~$ sensors
coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:      +70.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0001
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1:      +66.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0002
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 2:      +67.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0003
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 3:      +64.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0004
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 4:      +70.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0005
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 5:      +66.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0006
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 6:      +67.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0007
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 7:      +64.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

Cool, worked for me too! :thup:

Edit: Those temp readings are very much in-line with the readings I was getting in Windows.