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Calling all 3960X owners, quick question.

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Hey folks,

I have been tinkering with my 3960X for the past few days. I notice that the last 2 cores (cores 4 + 5, I guess) are quite a bit hotter than the other 4.

Is this normal for this specific CPU? Or is my waterblock not seated properly? Thanks for input in advance.

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD LG DVD Writer Noctua NH-D14 
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I have experienced the same issue with the same cores. I used less thermal compound (wiped off the old stuff), and re-seated my cooler nice and tight (not too tight) and my core temps were all equal at idle and under load.
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