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Two cores, two different temps consistently?

post #1 of 16
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Alright, so. My cpu is now stable enoguh for me to use my computer normally now, but for some reason one core is ALWAYS 2 degrees hotter than the other.

Core 1: 32degrees Celcius
Core2: 34degrees Celcius

I'm just wondering if this is fine or if this is cause for concern, and if so, what should i do about it?
post #2 of 16
Nothing to worry about.
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Not even when before yesterday it was almost always the same temperature give or take one degree? :S I'm just really anxious
post #4 of 16
Completely normal and you can't do anything about it.

The moment you take the temp reading... the two cores maybe loaded differently. Also, there are subtle differences in the hundreds of millions of components in each core which causes the temp variance.
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/agree with Duckie.

Dude, what do you work for? D: You know mainly everything. lol
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No this is fine. They will always be diffenent as different applications will be running on each so
    
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Ahh alright thank you. I was just worried because like I said it used to be "normal" and starting yesterday this temperature difference started surfacing. Thanks for reassuring me though.


Out of curiousity, how often does this happen?
post #8 of 16
It can happen in various ways. Not all program takes advantage on using dual core.

Here's mine at load.

I'm folding with 2 console. 50% CPU usage on each core. If it's 1~2C different like that, there's nothing to worry about. If it's 10C different, then probably one side of the heat sink isn't seated correctly.
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hehe, funny thing is, at load, both of mine are the same Ironically they're different at idle
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hehe, funny thing is, at load, both of mine are the same Ironically they're different at idle
Like I said above: "The moment you take the temp reading... the two cores maybe loaded differently."

At full load, they should be both near 100% evenly.
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