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Right now I am running Everest, PC Wizard 2007 and Core Temp. I was wondering should I be looking at the "Core Temp" reading, or the reading for each core (Core 0, 1, 2, 3)? On Everest and PC Wizard my CPU temp is about 33-35, but each cores temp is around 45-50. And on Core Temp my individual core temps match what Everest and PC Wizard are giving me, I'm just wondering if the "CPU Temp" that is about all of the individual readings is accurate for the entire CPU. Thanks alot
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I believe that the individual core temps r a better indicator of ur processor temperature as they measure the temps of the cpu die... these temps r almost always hotter than the overall "cpu temp". I am using speedfan but the only thing that the cpu temp is good for is in reference to the processor data sheet on the intel site where it gives you the maximum Tc (ie. "cpu temp" shown on most cpu monitoring programs)

Someone else correst me if i am wrong but i believe that is what cpu temp is used for... so as long as the cpu temp under 60C that is fine
    
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trust the individual core temperatures. they're what you should worry about in the first place.
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Alright, so question 2, is a Q6600 overclocked to 3.0 IDLE at 50c and full at 70c high or no? I've been looking over tons of forums to see about the temps but can't get a good read on what people think about overclocked quads
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Anthing oer 60C load is to high. I suggest you use the individual core reading from SpeedFan. Sometimes, Coretemp will show 15C higher than it should be because it doesn't know the new steppings. However, a 35C idle is pretty unlikely with OC'd quad on air. What's your ambient?
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Believe it or not my QX6700 is idling at 20C on air with a TT blue orb so i suggest if your temps r really bothering u try reseating ur heatsink with some Arctic Silver compound... but yes 70C is too high and is likely to have a bad effect on ur cpu life span
    
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