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I7 860, 1 core at 70 degrees idle, the others at 29

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So I have a problem here and was wondering if anyone could help me out. I just noticed with core temp that my cores 1,3 and 4 are all at 29 degrees idle, but core number 2 is at 70....I don't have any overclocking on it. You guys think my processor is dying ?
    
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If you are completely sure there is nothing running in the background eating CPU cycles on one core, it's probably just a stuck sensor.

Stress test it at stock and see what happens to temps.
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What software are you checking your temps with ??
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Sounds like a faulty reading. Try some other software like realtemp to confirm the reading? If it doesn't change it's just a bad sensor.
 
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post #5 of 7
not your whole processor, but just core number 2, i think you can shut off the 2nd core, and just run on 3 cores, through the bios but i wouldn't trust me all i can say is.. Google is your friend
    
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Are you sure there is no load at all on that core thats hot? use a gadget etc for a quick visual on load.
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I was using core temp gadget to read my cpu. I've uninstalled, reinstalled and now it seems to be reading fine..kinda weird though, but I guess that's what computers are all about lol.
    
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