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2 cores, 2 different temperatures?

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With no load, there's like a 4c spread on the temperatures for each core, and with load, there's a 1 - 2c spread.

Is this normal? Most people's cores both show the same temperature.
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It's normal, Core2 does less of the load than Core1 because of how information is spread out to them. (Core1 first, then Core2, duh )
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a little odd since the space between the cores is negligible. maybe one is malfunctioning?
    
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There is always going to be SOME load, and I assume the processes that are using a small amount of cpu are grouped onto one core, but spread over both as load increases. I don't think it's unusual to see a difference in core temps.

Someone with a C2D should jump in here and back me up or correct me, because I am not 100% sure of my logic.
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What program are you using to measure the temps? Also the shape of the base of your heatsink and the spread of the thermal sauce may affect it a small amount as well.
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Here's the odd thing though, the 2nd core is the one with the higher temperature.

I'm using the stock HSF w/ AS5

Temps measured w/ TAT
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a little odd since the space between the cores is negligible. maybe one is malfunctioning?
Um, no.
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
With no load, there's like a 4c spread on the temperatures for each core, and with load, there's a 1 - 2c spread.

Is this normal? Most people's cores both show the same temperature.
It's fine. Nothing is wrong.
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I have 3C off on idle and 1C off on Window SMP load. This is perfectly nearly.

Mainly programs do not use 2 cores to be on usage. So one will be loading and the other will be idle I believe.

Don't worry about it.
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Core 2 being higher is slightly different than what I've seen, but still nothing to be worried about.
post #10 of 10
how about an 8C degree difference between cores when idling? is that normal?
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