Originally Posted by Axxess+
Originally Posted by *ka24e*
Like I said, core temps are not an accurete way to read temps. For example, I had two (2) 960T's this year. Both of them would identify "Core temp" in AMD Overdrive, AIDA64 as well as other programs as being very low. As a quad at 4.3ghz with around 1.5v, core temps were in the mid 20's under load. CPU Temp was in the mid 50's under load. Under no load, core temps were in the single digits....
Anyone who knows anything knows that you cannot get load temps below ambient unless your using extreme cooling.
Yeah, because a calculated value
is more accurate than an actual sensor....
That's because AMD uses a certain algorythm to calculate the Core temps. There's a bunch of popular threads talking about this. The Core temps are best used to read load temps, CPU for idle.
Take a look at this thread HERE
I did a mini experiment to see how CPU Temps and Core temps rose per core.
This was done in the summer months, and it was a very hot one for sure. Ambients were usually around 25-26C range. Looking at that pic using 3 cores (since its the most stressfull of the three tests doen) I had a CPU Load temp of 36C - on water cooling mind you. Core temps were 26C on all cores, even tho only three cores were loaded @ 100%... go figure. Ambient temps were aroudn 25-26 so how could the core temps be this low?
I could have easily used a +10 offset to bring it up ot the CPU Temp, but who's to say if that's even accuarate.