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Old 2009-10-26, 12:30   #1
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My dad has just bought a new pc and as I haven't seen anyone on here using a Athlon II I thought I would post a benchmark. I also have a few questions.

I am having trouble finding a program that will read the CPU's on core temperature sensors. Even AMD Overdrive gets wrong readings. Has anyone got any suggestions?

My other problem is that CPU-z, Prime95 and the BIOS both report that I have 6MB of L3 cache which I shouldn't unless I have a rare chip that has it. AMD Overdrive doesnt detect it.

My motherboard is http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...M3A790GXH/128M and memory is http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=221.
Overall I am quite impressed.

I will post overclocked times later.
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Old 2009-10-26, 23:35   #2
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My dad has just bought a new pc and as I haven't seen anyone on here using a Athlon II I thought I would post a benchmark. I also have a few questions.

I am having trouble finding a program that will read the CPU's on core temperature sensors. Even AMD Overdrive gets wrong readings. Has anyone got any suggestions?

My other problem is that CPU-z, Prime95 and the BIOS both report that I have 6MB of L3 cache which I shouldn't unless I have a rare chip that has it. AMD Overdrive doesnt detect it.

My motherboard is http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...M3A790GXH/128M and memory is http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=221.
Overall I am quite impressed.

I will post overclocked times later.
If you want to try Linux use the newest kernel and the sensors package. That works (also with Phenom 2's) like a charm. There should be a software on your mainboard CD which allows you to read the temperature values but perhaps ASrock is too cheap for that ;). Btw. the board is fine to enable the two extra cores on the Phenom 2 X2 BE CPU (as described in another thread in this forum).

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Old 2009-10-27, 06:46   #3
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If you want to try Linux use the newest kernel and the sensors package. That works (also with Phenom 2's) like a charm. There should be a software on your mainboard CD which allows you to read the temperature values but perhaps ASrock is too cheap for that ;). Btw. the board is fine to enable the two extra cores on the Phenom 2 X2 BE CPU (as described in another thread in this forum).
I will try today the drivers on the cd. Yesterday i downloaded what i could from online.
If i have to I will use linux to overclock but the main operating system will be Windows 7 and I have read that windows can run 5 degrees hotter than linux although I have never done a temperature reading on linux.
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...and I have read that windows can run 5 degrees hotter than linux although I have never done a temperature reading on linux.
You must have read it wrong, it was in all probability --
"windows will run 5 degrees hotter than linux", idle or not.
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You must have read it wrong, it was in all probability --
"windows will run 5 degrees hotter than linux", idle or not.
maybe
I am not sure that something like windows 95 will run hotter than linux.
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You must have read it wrong, it was in all probability --
"windows will run 5 degrees hotter than linux", idle or not.
The heat is dependend on what you're doing with your cpu - if you use mprime (or any other cpu intensive application) it will be as hot as it can get despite the used OS ... ;)
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