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ok so i got a new motherboard, am ASROCK 880GX extreme 4 ,

now.... coretemp is not working, well it is but its not showing the temps, just CPU usage, is this because ive unlocked my dual core to a quad core?

also in core temp its saying TDP 145.1 watts.... is this ok for my motherboard? i bought it so i was able to unlock the cores but isnt 145 high? dual core was only 70.1 or something.. this is also going from 3.3ghz to 3.6,i want to get it to at least 3.8 though

Last one - my cpu has an 8pin powersupply, i only have a 4 pin plugged in, it is working but i would prefer to have the 8 pin p-lugged in, will an adaptor be ok to convert from a normal power cable for the dvd drives ect to power this? i want a new psu inaway but wanted something for now
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
4690k msi z97 8gb 120ssd 
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22" LG seasonic 300r 
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22" LG seasonic 300r 
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enabling add/ncc to unlock cores breaks the core thermometers (they will read 0c)

use hwmonitor and watch the socket temp (tmpin0)
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

but first you will need to know the diff beteen the socket and cores
turn off acc/ncc then run prime95 for 15-20minutes to get a max temp (the sensors are more accurate at higher temps)
then note the difference between cores and socket
when you unlock the cores again you will have a good estimate on the core temps


software will show the tdp wrong when overclocked or unlocked
its an estimate from the model (which will be wrong when unlocked) and how much its overclocked and core voltage


using the 4pin cpu power connector is just fine, they are all connected by paths on the board anyway, no need for an adapter



fill out the form here so we have a better idea of your hardware
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
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