Originally posted by: SlayerX
Overdrive gets it temps from the cpu it self and pc probe from the mobo ( sencer behind the cpu)
I think AOD is pretty accurate with the temps but I hope your not using it to OC your rig. Very nice set up by the way but it must suck to only 4670 in it.
Actually, I have to say I'm rather impressed by the little 4670. I just wanted something to throw into the rig so I had a little bit of graphics and a DVI connector. I ordered all of my parts about the beginning of February and had to go through a few RMAs. I didn't want to go too overboard on a GPU yet since the release of the gtx300 was just right around the corner. I'm planning on waiting for maybe a month or two and wait for some reviews on it to start popping up. If I don't see anything I like I'll probably end up going with a 5870.
As for Overdrive, yes I used it to generalize the values that I wanted and after the system was stable I went ahead and entered everything into the BIOS. Like I said, I just didn't want to have to hear that annoying-***** beep every time I exited the BIOS, so it served it's purpose.
Originally posted by: unclefester1
Asus Probe II has a default setting of 45c on the NB /MoBo temp. Anytime you surpass that, the alarm is going to sound. My M3A79-T deluxe has the same 790FX chipset that has a max. rating of 55c, so you should still be within spec. at 47c. You can either reset the parameters of ASUS Probe II (up the alarm setting), try a fan, directed at the NB heatsink to bring down temps. or just turn off the alarm.
There are a few different monitoring programs that are effective for giving decent readings. The one that I prefer is EVGA E-Leet Tuning Utility, which is actually a OCing program designed for the X58 Intel board with a accurate core sensor, but you have to have an EVGA product registered with them before you can download it. There are other good programs out there though, HW Monitor, CoreTemp, and Everest just to name a few. To find one that works best for you open up the BIOS, go to Hardware Monitoring and find the program that matches closest to those readings.
Well, the temps that I got are about as high as they're going to go. After I was done overclocking I ran prime95 for approximately 6 hours and those were the temps I got. I'm not really too worried about overheating with those temps, a hydro-cooled CPU, and the HAF932. I just happened to notice that there was a slight difference in the temps I got from the two programs. I have to say, I never thought about checking the temps in my BIOS to see which was the most accurate. Lol.
Thanks for the input guys.
CPU: Phenom II x4 965 (OCD 4.0 with a Corsair H50)
MOBO: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe
HDD: 3x 500GB WD Caviar Blacks (2x in RAID 0, 1 for data storage)
PSU: Thermaltake Modular 850W Single Rail
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC12800 (6-6-6-17-23 1T @ 1400)
GPU: Radeon Saphire HD 4670 1GB 128 (Patiently awaiting the GTX300)
All in a HAF 932