Originally Posted by The Duke
I'd say your temps are reporting incorrectly!
What is your BIOS temp? It should reflect 80% or your full load temp.
Yeah I would have to agree with The Duke on this.
Personally I have never found speedfan to report accurate figures for any of my components. (records my NB temp as minus something. for example)
I use this application: http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/
This program measures the cores temperatures via the DTS (digital thermal sensor) located in each core as opposed to other programs which measure from the socket temperature diode.
The sensor in AMD CPUs can report temperatures between -49C and 206C
This means that the program is suitable for all but the most hardcore phase change cooling methods.
Core temp shows my load temperatures as 38*C on core 0 and 40*C on core 1.
for comparision, smart guardian reports 45*C and speedfan 47*C
I have independantly measured the core temp using a thermocouple which showed the temps to correlate with the figures quoted by Core Temp.
hope that helps