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I realize this may seem like an odd complaint, but my temps actually seem to be too low. Sigrig, and speedfan is reporting 20C idle and 36c load on core, prime95 blend. As an alternative, the motherboard socket is reporting everything as 15 degrees higher.

Any thoughts?

(Also, ambient temperature is 68f, or about 20c.)
    
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Cpu temp readings are usually a bit high, the physical sensor is in the socket.

Core temps are calculated and the algorithm is only accurate above 45c.

So for idle temps look at cpu temp reading, it will be closer to accurate.
For load temps look at Core temp readings, it will be accurate above 45c.
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If you are running stock speed with an aftermarket cooler that sounds about right. If you are using the stock cooler I'd think it'd be a little bit higher. You are looking at the CORE temperatures right? Check on HWMonitor.
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P.S.

If my ambient is low enough and I'm in idle my core temp will read as low as 7c (which is impossible) With my ambient being 65-70c anyway tongue.gif
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Is your bios up to date?
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Ahhh, here is that thread.... This should explain everything biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1128821/amd-temp-information-and-guide
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Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

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If my ambient is low enough and I'm in idle my core temp will read as low as 7c (which is impossible) With my ambient being 65-70c anyway tongue.gif

I do believe that 70C is enough to kill you, given sufficient exposure....Do you mean fahrenheit?


@Cannon: While that sounds logical, my core load temp isn't even reaching 45C.

Fwiw: I'm running my cpu at about 3.5ghz right now, on 1.375V (Though my motherboard seems to think it's acceptable to boost that up to 1.440V under load, even though I disabled just about everything that would do this from what I can tell.)

Rig altered to include heatsink.
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Some Phenom II x6 doesnt have the sensors right
  
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I do believe that 70C is enough to kill you, given sufficient exposure....Do you mean fahrenheit?
@Cannon: While that sounds logical, my core load temp isn't even reaching 45C.
Fwiw: I'm running my cpu at about 3.5ghz right now, on 1.375V (Though my motherboard seems to think it's acceptable to boost that up to 1.440V under load, even though I disabled just about everything that would do this from what I can tell.)
Rig altered to include heatsink.

i meant 60f-70f tongue.gif my mistake... With that heatsink you wouldn't see above 45c without really stressing it, my 212 evo gets to 49c at 100% load with my fx-6100 at 4.51ghz 1.4v
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Sounds like the opposite of my rig, I get 110C core (yes that is C) And my other temps are in the 100Cs too when I do a max stress test via prime95.
About all I can tell you for OCing is put the volts alittle under the max (if you have a great HFS) and just crank the clocks till it squawks.
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