Does 8rda+ report temps higher or lower?

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Digerati

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I have an Epox 8rda+ with the latest bios and was just wondering if this board tends to report cpu temps higher or lower than actual temperatures?
 
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jumpy

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#2
The 8RDA tends to report the temps between 5-10 degrees lower than they actually are, even up to 15 degrees lower in some circumstances :eek:
 
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jumpy

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#4
Yes :)

Info is from overclockers australia forums, but no linky because you have to be a member to view their forums.
 
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PeterGee1

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#5
so where else would I find that info if not on those forums? I'd like to know the same thing about my board too
 
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jumpy

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The reason boards like the 8RDA read temperatures wrongly is because they don't use the athlon's on-die thermistor to measure temps. Instead they use a socket thermistor which can often be out by a few degrees. 15 degrees is a bit extreme and perhaps exaggerated but definitely the error is in the vicinity of 5 degrees+. The only way to get a real temperature reading is to buy your own thermal probe.
 

RagnaroK

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Originally posted by jumpy
The reason boards like the 8RDA read temperatures wrongly is because they don't use the athlon's on-die thermistor to measure temps. Instead they use a socket thermistor which can often be out by a few degrees. 15 degrees is a bit extreme and perhaps exaggerated but definitely the error is in the vicinity of 5 degrees+. The only way to get a real temperature reading is to buy your own thermal probe.
Ah I see... no wonder when I overclock my XP2100+ to 2GHz, the temps show as 36°C load. Must be at least mid-40s. Thanks for the info! :D
You might have just saved my CPU!
 

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