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cpu socket temp vs core temp

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what is the difference?

im running a 960T at 3.6 ghz
225 X 16.5
VCORE: 1.272
CPUNB: 2475
HTLInk 2025
8 gigs gskill ram at 1.5 volts 750mhzX2 = 1500 (rated for 1333)
coolermaster hyper tx-3 cooler

when im priming my system my core temp doesnt go above 43C, but my CPU socket temp goes to 63C. should i be worried or can i push my system more?

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Does this help? http://www.overclock.net/t/1234868/cpu-socket-temp-vs-core-temp/10
OP in that thread has the same CPU as you.

Generally (if I recall correctly, that is), it's the core temp that you would be going off of.
    
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