Download: Core Temp 0.99.3 - Improved temperature cognition for Penryn CPUs
An overheated CPU doesn't just cause crashes or - because of automatic clock reduction - less performance, but it also shortens the lifetime of the processor. Especially when overclocking, you should always have an eye on the temperatures of the CPU cores. The free tool Core Temp is a great support there.
The small program can be run without an installation and sticks to the essential things: the temperature of all CPU cores. Core Temp reads the data directly from the register of the processor, which checks how far away the current temperature is from the maximal limit that causes the CPU to lower the clock speed by itself. From this value the application calculates the current temperature.
At least for Intel's processors of the Penryn generation (Wolfdale and Yorkfield) those values are correct in version 0.99.3: Intel released the maximal temperatures (Tj) for those CPUs so that Core Temp can now calculate the right values. Furthermore the application delivers important details of the installed CPU, like core voltage and frequency.
You can download the latest version here or from our servers.
Version 0.99.3 - 22th August, 2008
- Add: Correct TjMax values for 45nm Core 2 series, according to this document.
- Fix: When TjMax = 0 (undefined) "Delta to Tjunction" was not added to the temperature string.
- Fix: On the fly CPU speed didn't pick up changes when EIST was disabled (only C1E active).
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