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I noticed in the bios (NUC8I5BEH3) there was no cpu temperature but something called VR temperature. What is this VR temperature? Is it the same as cpu temperature?

 
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The components that the sensors monitor include memory (RAM), processor (CPU), platform control hub (PCH), and voltage regulator (VR). VR temperature, means Voltage Regulator temperature. For more complete explanation, please read here: https://sites.google.com/site/visualbios/advanced/cooling/temperatures

 

Leon

 

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Thank you for your reply but mine monitors:

 

[img]https://i.imgur.com/aPNrCbL.jpg[/img]

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Now I understand better your question. On the left panel, near the temperature graph, you can see label marked VR temperature (which means Voltage Regulator temperature), however on the R.H side panel, there is not possibility to chose VR temperature sensor. VR temperature sensor measures temperature on Voltage Regulator, while Processor Temperature Sensor measures temperature on CPU core (which is other place). Probably there is an error in the bios label, which should be CPU temperature, rather than VR temperature.

Wait for confirmation from Intel's agent. He will probably answer on Monday.

 

Leon

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Hello fadsarmy and YADAM, Please provide a picture of the BIOS setting/parameter in question. The link posted above is broken. Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Sorry about that. Here we are:

 

[img]https://i.imgur.com/3WNs443.jpg[/img]

 

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Hello fadsarmy, Thank you for your response. We will get back to you soon. Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Hello fadsarmy, As discussed on this thread, the voltage regulator (VR) is responsible for regulating the power lanes that feed power to the different hardware components on the motherboard. The temperature sensor is located in the VR area that monitors the temperature of the surrounding components. Now, settings in BIOS may vary depending on your Intel® NUC model, the hardware components installed, and the BIOS version. For this specific unit, the BIOS settings you have access to are correct and updating BIOS (0064) does not modify them. We would like to add that you can also use the following Diagnostic and Performance Tools for the Intel® NUC. Diagnostic and Performance Tools for the Intel® NUC https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/support/articles/000024102/mini-pcs.html Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Thank you for the reply. Are you telling me there is no cpu temperature reading in the bios?

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Hello fadsarmy, There is currently no BIOS option that displays the CPU temperature for Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i5BEH. We recommend using the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool and third-party test and diagnostic tools and software to monitor temperature. Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Hello,

 

Well that is shocking.

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Hi @fadsarmy​ 

Don't be shocked. This reading is not important as you think. As I've wrote you VR means in this case Voltage Regulator. I still think that this is an error in bios label and the temperature shown is for CPU (I can't be sure, since I don't have NUC8i5BEH). Any way any temperature reading shown in bios is not indicative for the temperatures under the O.S. regime with real load. So better download free application, for example HWMonitor https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html and you will be able monitor you NUC during operation.

 

Leon

 

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There is no cpu temp in bios. I always knew what VR Temp was but I was so surprised that cpu temp was absent, I though maybe Intel found a new name for it. They have silly things like memory temp but no cpu temp. Shocking, unbelievable.

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However in the subject you wrote: "What is this VR temperature? Is it the same as cpu temperature?" 😊

 

Leon

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Well I was so shocked that maybe Intel call the cpu temp vr temp or they labelled it wrong. Can't put anything past Intel with them leaving the cpu temp out. BTW, it's one noisy unit.

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You're starting to irritate me.

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