What people have been saying and with which I think something is getting lost in translation is, don't have more than one program ON your computer, within 50 feet of your computer, and don't think about other programs while near your computer! 😛
Seriously, on multiple occasions I've had friends call, panicking, asking "WTH?!? Why is my computer 199*C????", and sure enough once getting rid of whatever new program was installed THOROUGHLY, it immediately went back to showing the proper temps.
My suggestion, from a decent bit of experience, is to PICK ONE PROGRAM, doesn't matter which (though I highly recommend it NOT be the Corsair Link (junk) or Asus AI Suite (junk, no offense Asus), HWMonitor is probably the best and most comprehensive but RealTemp is one I have always found extremely accurate as well). Then get some digital lye and make that dead software disappear!
Step by Step - Download "Revo Uninstaller" - Run Revo Uninstaller - Find each program in the main list - Click "Uninstall", "Advanced Uninstall", and proceed - When it says it's finished, click Next and SELECT ALL ENTRIES that pop up for "remaining files" and "dead registry entries" (not exactly what the two windows are called, but close enough) - Do this for each program - Download "CCleaner" whatever the newest version number is - Download "CCEnhancer" which is currently at v3.8 I believe - RUN CCEnhancer, after which select Yes to run CCleaner (right click "Run As Admin") - In the "Clean" window, select everything that doesn't have a pop-up warning for both "Windows" and "Programs" - Click Analyze - Click Delete All - Repeat until there's nothing left to delete - Go to the "Registry" tab and make sure all the boxes are checked - Analyze and then hit "Remove All Entries" (backup first, it'll give you a prompt) - DO THIS OVER until it doesn't find any unneeded entries at all 3x in a row - SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER, NOT RESTART - Give it 20-30 min, then turn on (giving it best possible scenario, letting everything cool, etc) - Open HWMonitor and view a finally reliable source of temperatures!
1) I only wish I could have my house at 65 degrees! My, being from Claifornia wants it at 80... Me, being in MN would prefer it to be 60... So... We settle at 73 ( help! ) 2) I was at best buy today checking out a few things and noticed they had another H100i, you can see my receipt below and why I repurchased one... 3) I use hw monitor now. I had removed corsair and ai suite. 4) most importantly, I'm going to look at building a custom loop. I have no idea how to or what to buy, but I'm going to try. Was thinking of alphacool for everything, but can't find anything in stock. Hopefully I can get some feedback on my other post and will be able to build something simple.
also reading some reviews and such.. the problem im faced with, more than anything, is my case. I cant put a rad thicker than 40 mm up top because of limited space between top and the motherboard....
so, right now, im thinking Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 120mm on back of case, Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm up top... and using the EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ ( possibly the nickel one ) for my waterblock. i'll go with the recommended fittings on the waterblock by EK.. but the remaning fittings, tubing, pump and res are up in the air still.. I have to figure out where to put the pump and res.. that's the frustrating thing with my case...