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4770k Core 1 is 10-15 degrees hotter than Core 4

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Under two different heatsinks and multiple reseatings, core 1 continues to be about 14 degrees hotter than 4, where core 2 and 3 are about 7-8 degrees hotter. It's annoying because when really stressing my system, i have to often stop the test because core one will be in the 90s while the other cores are in the 80s. Is this normal?
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I remember seeing someone here on ocn with a 4670k that had 1 core that was significantly hotter than the others, he solved this by delidding and reapplying the tim on the die. I don't know if you're willing to go to those extremes, if not you might want to individually clock your cores, I don't know how much that would help tho.

-Gilles.
post #3 of 4
Right its really not a biggy could also by small chance be a tightening issue just to verify check make sure your cpu cooler is tightend evenly or close to on all four corners.

Other than like he staed above a lot of chips very by anywhere from 1-15 as long as your temps are within reason and that one core isn't cuasing any issues or throttling I wouldn't worry about it....or just delid lol thumb.gif
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Its normal for each core to be a few degrees different, 10-15 degrees sounds like a bit much to me however.
You might want to reapply thermal paste and check that your cooler is mounted properly.
   
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