Originally Posted by ShadowMAN280x
My opinion that lot of people sees the Core Temp as the main temp but my Socket temp reaches the max way faster then my CPU.
At 1.4v Vcore got a 68C Socket temp and 46C CPU temp with my H90.
I dropped the socket temp over 12C just by sticking a fan underneath the MOBO. Instant drop too. Went from 68C down to 56C for under $12
That is the best way.. Also remember that the socket temp shows if you have better case airflow or not. I am about 20c below my core temp on my socket, mainly because I have uber airflow around my case..
Also, Higher socket temps will cause your core temps to go up as well. I had to put my case back on (had a fan on the backside of the socket blowing) since I removed that fan and put the back panel on. I noticed a 10c underload temp increase on my socket. My core had jumped almost 15c (the huge jump is due to the limitation I have on the radiator that I have and the voltages that I am pushing,)
It is for this same reason that when my ambients hit 73*F That I start running into issues as well. but that is because I need to expand my cooling (another rad and possibly a better pump like the D5)
Originally Posted by jason387
Can core temps be higher than cpu temps? Whats the max core and cpu temps for the FX 6300?
Max core is 62c max socket is 70c ( do a fine line with socket temp TBH if you have good airflow around the socket you shouldn't hit it.)
As for the core temp to be hotter yes, as in my explanation above, But I will put it more simply
Socket temp is the temp of the socket and components around that socket. So for example, part of the socket temp can be cause by super hot VRMs or RAM. Also bad airflow around the socket will spike the temps up because nothing is getting dissipated this normally happens with Water cooling or big blocked air coolers as there is a restriction of airflow at that point.
The main reason why we are putting fans on the vrm heat sinks is to remove the heat on the VRMs which reduces the socket temp and also allows for better power delivery. Also to lower the socket temps more a lot of us are putting fans on the backside of the motherboard right by the VRM bracket and CPU mount bracket ( part of the socket temp are all of those tiny capacitors back there)
Now the core temp is the calculated temp inside the chips IHS itself. This obviously can raise a lot more as lets say you are pushing 1.7v and you only have a 240 rad with push only, This would cause the temps to spike as the heat could not be removed quick enough from the chip as it was being produced. Another thing is that Core temp is based on clocks and temps that are directly dependent on the CPU silicon and chip.
So socket is based more of airflow in case and how you are running the motherboard
core is based on your cooling solution for the actual CPU itself
Both are dependent and independent of each otherThis is an example of my temps after a 2 minute encoding run
I know I am above on the MAX safe for the the Core, I am doing this on my own risk and this OC profile is more for gaming anyway so I don't normally hit those temos, Also they are spiked temps and not sustainedEdited by F3ERS 2 ASH3S - 11/24/13 at 4:59am