Reall confusing temps

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#1 Posted by bigblunt537 (6905 posts) -

I just got a A8 6600K and for some reason HWMonitor is indicating an average of 60c idle and 95c load, but my motherboards bios app is stating 33c Idle and 50c under full load. Should I trust MSI's application or HWmonitor? I left Prime95 on for 15 min and HWmonitor was at 95C which I'm assuming is wrong because that sounds like it would've damaged it. MSI ClickBios said it was only at 50c. Any advice??

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#2 Posted by PredatorRules (11945 posts) -

use this http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

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#3 Posted by Arthas045 (5762 posts) -

I agree you need something else to see the difference.