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Why does my CPU's Cores differ by 5*c?

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I have noticed that cores 0 and 3 run at about 5*c cooler than 1 and 2, anyone have any idea why I am seeing this? I have noticed it a few times when stress testing my pc w/ prime95.

Thanks in advance,

Solarity
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I have noticed that cores 0 and 3 run at about 5*c cooler than 1 and 2, anyone have any idea why I am seeing this? I have noticed it a few times when stress testing my pc w/ prime95.

Thanks in advance,

Solarity

The temps will never be even across all core's. Its just how they work.
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The temps are never going to be the same, there are many variables but off the top of my head I can say, proximity to other heat generating components of the CPU, proximity to the IHS, and how much TIM is between it and the metal of the IHS. Probably many other factors.
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I used to have a q9550 and it would do the same... The 3rd core even ran 7-8C higher, I couldn't understand it until I ran Prime 95... Then I found that the 3rd core was way faster completing tasks than the other cores... The higher the temp, the faster the core was doing the work... In cooler other words my slacker/cooler cores were finishing tasks slower...
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