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Old 12-02-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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How accurate is lm_sensors?


I just installed lm_sensors and everything is fine. My CPU and GPU temps appear to be where they should. I would like to know how accurate this is against my BIOS readings. According to BIOS, my CPU would be idling at 39-42 degrees celsius. That seems a little high to me for idling, especially considering that lm_sensors, at the moment, says I'm running at 23 degrees celsius on core one and 28 on core two. Which one is right?


Old 12-02-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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The bios was dialed in by the guys who built the motherboard, trust it. Lmsensors often has to be "dialed" in to specific motherboards. I personally no longer bother. I make sure that the motherboard is running ok when I install lmsensors and then I watch for a change. Changes (on a functional system) will be a better indicator of trouble than absolute values.

Lmsensors regularly gets things miss labeled. What is given as cpu temp is often really chipset temp, etc.

Good Luck


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