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Hey everyone. I recently reinstalled my heatsink (read old posts for reason) and after doing so I've noticed that there is a significant difference in the tempreatures of my two cores. At idle, one is running at 29-30 degrees and the other is around 35-36.

Is this maybe due to poor installation? Or is this normal? If I screwed up any ideas what it might have been?

Thanks for the help.
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Could be due to an uneven spread of the compound!
The other possibility is the roughness/finish of the HS itself!
Was it some what rough?
Did you lap it?
    
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Yep should have mentioned, did lap the heatsink.
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I'm not a dual core expert...but shouldn't the core temps always be different? Isn't the work always routed to one core unless specifically direected to the other core by software written to do so?
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The core temps reported are not actually core temps. They are sensors located at different points of the cpu. One is ambient and the other is a direct reading. I had to dig really hard to find just that much out... there's a good thread on the lavalys "everest" forums about it.
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The core temps reported are not actually core temps. They are sensors located at different points of the cpu. One is ambient and the other is a direct reading. I had to dig really hard to find just that much out... there's a good thread on the lavalys "everest" forums about it.
Thanks for the tip. I'll try to find the thread. That would certainly make a lot of sense.
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