XP and Vista system temperature comparison

Tweakfiend

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I dont know if anyone else has had the same experience.

I run XP / Vista Ultimate on dual boot on an AMD 4800 x2, 4 h/ds 5 fans etc, 550w psu, and system consistently operates @approx 43 to 45 C on XP and 32 C on Vista with similar apps running. Had overclocked some time ago but found it corrupted the file system, so running on standard spec.
 

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I could be mistaken, but I doubt the system is running that much cooler under Vista. It is likely an incompatibility with the software you are using to monitor the hardware.
 

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Similar applications running?

I have the EXACT same applications running on Vista that I run on XP and temps are the same. I think something you have running on XP is not running on Vista.
 

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Or more likely the fans are running full speed on Vista. Many people have been compalining the "cool n quiet" functions aren't working on their Vista install yet.
 

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Thank for the comment
The onboard Uguru sensor seems to work but the Abit software which shows on load up seems to be incompatible.
Surely if cool n quiet is not working in Vista this would result in a higher temp anyway?
 

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Thank for the comment
The onboard Uguru sensor seems to work but the Abit software which shows on load up seems to be incompatible.
Surely if cool n quiet is not working in Vista this would result in a higher temp anyway?
if cool n quite isnt working i believe the cpu fan would spin at 100% all the time, resulting in cooler temps. cool n quiet throttels the cpu fan speed down when not needed.
 

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What are the RPM of your fans in XP compared to Vista?
Software running is pretty well identical

Vista Fan revs
CPU 1980 (temp 32c), AUX 1:2880 , AUX 2 :2100 ,System : 2340

XP Fan revs
CPU :2400 (temp 45 c) AUX 1 :2880 , AUX 2:2100 , System : 2340

Both only with internet running only.
Doesnt seem to bear out any cooln quiet theory.(?!)

Temps as I said born out from Pertelian ( using "Speedfan" plug in ) and Uguru and identical .
 

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Vista is more than likely scaling the cpu speed back while idle or when not using 100% of the cpu. Basically Cool n Quiet, but not specifically called that. If you go to the control panel and then to power management and click advanced. Scroll down for something related to CPU (apologies for a vague description, I'm not at my vista computer atm), and it should show a min and a max %. If your min is set to anything besides 100% then vista is lowering your clock speed to that % while idle/low load.
 

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Vista is more than likely scaling the cpu speed back while idle or when not using 100% of the cpu. Basically Cool n Quiet, but not specifically called that. If you go to the control panel and then to power management and click advanced. Scroll down for something related to CPU (apologies for a vague description, I'm not at my vista computer atm), and it should show a min and a max %. If your min is set to anything besides 100% then vista is lowering your clock speed to that % while idle/low load.
Min = 5% max =50% ....due to power plan ="power saver" resetting the system presumably.
This setting shows as giving the max energy savings.
Seems to keep low CPU rpm and temp so not a bad thing.
 

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