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This is going to sound really really noobish - but I'm reading the temps across my four cores, and lets say they are 58 - 59 - 64 - 55 what do I take as my temp if say I'm trying to keep my temp under 70. The only two reasonable options I can come up with are to take the mean of the 4 numbers, which in this case would be 59, or should I take my highest temp which is 64, and if you can why, should I do this as opposed to the other options. Thanks
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Each of those numbers is for each core(that being a quad core) so here is how it shows..

Core1 58
Core2 59
Core3 64
Core4 55

Normally I like to go by the highest.
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I understand that each temp is that of each individual core, but is there any particular reason that you go for the highest temp other than its the safest? As thats kinda how I look at it, is that if I take the highest temp, then I know that that is the highest possible potential for temp, while if I take the average over the 4 cores, I get the average temp of each core. Thanks for the quick reply
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If you take the highest and use that value then you are being most conservative. If the idea is to keep the temps out of the danger zone, then the more conservative the better. The temps vary by about 10 degrees, so if the average is 5 degrees below the hottest core, then you may be overheating that core.
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