Originally Posted by Imprezzion
The Core temps are NOT physical sensors but they are calculated value's.
Is that documented ? If that , mind providing the link ?
Core temps are bit more accurate value from the diode which is situated on the CPU core/PCB itself rather than a bit far sensor on the Mobo socket.
Idle they are usually way off and load they come increasingly close to the real value but it's never accurate.
That quote itself gives you an answer why its different readings as both are different diodes placed on different location. Socket diode/sensor beneath the socket and the other on the processor itself.
The CPU temp, or socket temp, is a physical sensor and that's the temp AMD gives as max temp. The max temp for that is 62,7c but usually under stresstests you're fine to about 64-65c
WRONG !! Many mobos shows different values as CPU temp and some are even weird that cannot be compared or taken in to account. So AMD wouldn't risk it saying that the socket temp is the TJ-MAX.
Coretemps are usually quite a lot lower then the CU temp as there's 4 cores heating it up and the core temps don't affect eachother since they're calculated value's. For a x4 the core temps are usually 6-8c lower then CPU under full load.
Not here and for many others on this forum. My core temps are 2°C~4°C higher than the socket temp and i never cared to see what Mobo socket diode displays.
With a x6 it's usually even 10-12c.
It was well explained and documented that the THUBAN's Core Sensor's were showing awkward results. Can never compare that with its predecessor's as the OP has the 955.Edited by J.M.D - 2/3/12 at 9:47am