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Sandra vs MBM

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Plat

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Is there any difference in the Temp that's reported? both just use the in socket thermister to report temps right?

Is it just a matter of convenience?
 

klosters64a

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I just checked my temps with Sandra 2k01. MBM 4.18 reports CPU temps as 31C. Sandra says 28C. The only values you can really trust are in BIOS. Unless your particular BIOS lies[/i]. Some do!
 

[Oc]acaridans

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MBM says 47c...sandra says 56c...but I have one of those motherboards that lie.... aaa...ASUS..chuuuuuu.
 

JTC

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Both are unreliable. The bios are more reliable, but if you read reviews on HSF's the reviewers always manuallly check temps to be accuarate
 

rugby

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MBM says one temp, the bios says another, but the thermometer I have taped to the cpu and rests right beside the core says a 3rd. I believe the thermometer over the bios and mbm.
 

WillysNut

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I do not use Sandra for any temps. MBM is reliable as long as you sync it with your BIOS temps (if your mobo has them). MBM will usually show temps lower than the BIOS when you initially install (from my experience) but you can use the "Compensations" tab to get MBM in check.

If your motherboard BIOS supports temperature monitoring...boot into the BIOS...check the temps (after a min. or two) for CPU and Board and then boot into Windows and check MBM..alter up or down as needed w/ the compensations tab. As far as I know there is no way to alter the temps in Sandra.
 

KILLorBE

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I don't believe a word of what MBM, BIOS, SANDRA or any other program is telling me.
83C yeah right (my CPU should be dead by now). F*** em

I'll rather buy an external quartz controlled digital thermometer. (that's what I've learned this year)
 

WillysNut

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KILLorBE (Jul 03, 2001 10:05 p.m.):
I don't believe a word of what MBM, BIOS, SANDRA or any other program is telling me.
83C yeah right (my CPU should be dead by now). F*** em

I'll rather buy an external quartz controlled digital thermometer. (that's what I've learned this year)

Not to be crass...but... Which of the three is telling you the temp is 83c??? That is obviously incorrect..... With MBM, you have to select which sensor actually determines which temp. with the "System" tab. Everyone is so quick to judge a piece of software before they actually learn how to use it.

There are obviously a large number of variables that can affect the viewed temp: software type, settings, hardware, in-socket temp or in-processor diode, etc. The idea is to get a "safe" estimate of the processor and motherboard temps. You have to take your time and figure out what works best w/ your setup. Read the forums...read the guides. My .02
 

KILLorBE

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MBM5.07b was telling me that.
I've had better experiences with the previous version, but I've just had it with these monitor progz.
If you ask me they all su<k.
 

KILLorBE

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Kingslayer (Jul 05, 2001 11:11 a.m.):
What makes the BIOS so reliable, it uses the same hardware as MBM and Sandra right?

I had the same question, anyway take a look @ my temps, guess my CPU is a zombie :D
But like I said before: I've had better experiences with the previous version.

BTW: MOBO and CASE temps should be OK (room temp = 31c)
For the PPL that wonder.......yes I did calibrate MBM, but a 40+ degree difference, and no I did not play a game.