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Which of these should I use?
#1
For CPU temperature:

Code:
CPU [#0]: Intel Core i7-4770K: DTS
 - Core Max 
 - CPU Package

CPU [#0]: Intel Core i7-4770K
 - CPU Package



Also, for CPU Usage:

Code:
CPU [#0]: Intel Core i7-4770K: DTS
- Max CPU/Thread Usage
- Total CPU Usage


And while not necessary, if you can give me a quick explanation of what the differences are, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you.

Edit: I did a bit of research and found this:

Quote:Digital Thermal Sensors (DTS) are located at the heat sources where temperatures are highest

So I'm guessing to use either Core Max or CPU Package under the DTS section, correct?
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#2
Yes. "CPU Package" is a 256ms average of the hottest sensor in the CPU, while "Core Max" reflects only the IA/x86 execution cores (not Gfx, Uncore, etc.).
"Total CPU Usage" is the preferred value if you want to know the overall CPU usage/load.
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#3
(08-09-2017, 10:23 PM)Martin Wrote: Yes. "CPU Package" is a 256ms average of the hottest sensor in the CPU, while "Core Max" reflects only the IA/x86 execution cores (not Gfx, Uncore, etc.).
"Total CPU Usage" is the preferred value if you want to know the overall CPU usage/load.

Thank you, Martin!

I'm using it with RTSS to test temperatures and look for bottlenecks in games, so I'd like to know the most accurate. Max CPU/Thread Usage shows a higher utilization (by as much as 30%), but if you think Total CPU Usage is better, I'll go with that.
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#4
"CPU/Thread Usage" is just the maximum value among all thread usages at a given time, which doesn't reflect the total/average usage of the entire CPU.
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