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In speedfan, I have a cpu temp and a "core" temp. When I run dual prime95, my

cpu temp stay around 42-44°C, but my "core" temp hits about 50°C, 52°C MAX.

What is the core temp? And is 52°C to high for it on full load? Because my cpu

temp stay at an ok range, but most of the time I dont want to overclock

further cause the core temp scares me .
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post #2 of 11
in speedfan at least for me core temp is The temperature of my graphics card.
check the "core" temp in speedfan against the one in the nvidia display panel
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My GPU temp says 49°C, speedfan core is 44°C. But my "core" temp only goes up when I run prime95, or my cpu usuage goes up.
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Well I guess it doesn't match my graphics card, it used to
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by billbartuska
Nice find there buddy ! +REP for you !

My CPU temp is reading 52C at Idle and Load so I guess it was meant for Conroes.

And I guess the "Core" temp is relating to your CPU..... But then whats the "CPU" temp ?!
    
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post #7 of 11
The core temp is the temperature of the actual CORE, the chip inside the CPU i think. The other temperature is the temperature measured on your IHS. The core temp is suppose to be higher, but it is really inaccurate and so the actual CPU temp should be used instead.
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post #8 of 11
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Well the temp in speedfan that is labeled "CPU" matches the temp in my BIOS, so since that one hit 42C on 100% load, im ok right?
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post #9 of 11
huh so this is good new for me cause my cpu temp is at 70º at load and the core temp goes to 55º
    
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Anyone know what the max temp is for the "core"?
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