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Should I be looking at CPU temps or Core temps for X4 925

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Hey guys. I'm helping my friend overclock his rig and was wondering whether I should be looking at the individual core temps or the CPU temp.

Build:
x4 925 (NONBE) 3.6ghz 257x14 1.4v
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P
Xigmatek 92mm Loki
Corsair CX500
AMD HD6870

Currently I'm running prime and listed under temps on HWmonitor is a TMPIN0,1,2 and 1 and 2 are both at 58C. Where as the core temps are all sitting at 47C max.

My question is whether I should be worried about tmpin1 and 2. That seems rather high and when you initally start up prime the tmpin1/2 sky rocket into the 50s in less than 10 seconds. I was guessing this had something to do w/ a bad mount. But since the core temps are fine I'm quite confused.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have a unlocked x2 555 so I've always had to rely on the TMP cpu socket temps and not the individual cores because they would default at 128c.
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post #2 of 5
CPU temp is the one that should not go over 62c. CPU temp is the one that is listed in the bios and also the specs page on AMD. Core temps can vary depending on workloads etc.

Your CPU cooler may be struggling a little but Im assuming you are using that format because of case limitations?

Have you got the latest verson of HWMonitor as mine specifically lists it as CPU temp rather than the generic name.
post #3 of 5
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actually i am using the latest version of hwmonitor but it isn't listed under cpu temp

also I've checked online and it seems like everyones saying core temps shouldn't exceed 62c are u sure?
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A pleasant surprise :)
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Kukumonster
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A pleasant surprise :)
Cooler Master USP 100 Black Edition
Value redefined.
Amd Athlon II X3 435
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2320 Intel DH67BL Sapphire R9 285 Corsair 8GB (4x2)  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB  WD Blue 1TB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Noctua NH-C14S 
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Noctua NF-A140*2 Windows 10 Pro (TP) LG 22" 1080p  Seasonic G-550 F3 550W 
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Thanks Thats exactly what i needed to know smile.gif +rep
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