Originally Posted by Cannon19932006
For anyone who doesn't know, the cpu temp is a physical sensor in the socket, it is usually quite a bit higher then the true temp (10c) the core temp is calculated using a number of variables and only reads correct above 45c.... therefore amd cpu's will read extremely low temps while in idle usually.
And the fact that Intel/AMD don't actually guarantee the temp diodes anymore, that's how much faith they have in them..
To be honest, i do look at the readings. But i just put my hand above my Hyper 212+'s fan to see how hot it is. I know i can compare the 2.66GHz stock temp to my 3.4GHz overclock temp and so on, but it can't be directly compared to other computers, because who knows how far out person b's temp diodes are. Or mine for that matter.
Like people have been saying, if it's below ambient with an actual cooler (and not dry ice or something) then it's wrong.
As the old saying goes "If it's too good to be true, then it's not"