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My friend just bought a pre-fab pc. Hes reading cpu temps of 14-18C. Which is around 60F. Outside its probably around 65-70. Is this possible or is the a bad reader? I've taken physics and it doesnt seem like it. Energy must be converted to work or heat, and its not possible to convert all energy to work without the exterior being at absolute zero... anyways I just don't see how his temps are possible.

Hes on the new Intel Pentium (dual core).
    
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not at all possible
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Bad sensor.
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Thats what I thought. Thanks
    
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Hello...

The readings are wrong.

A computer will always run above ambient temperarture, unless more "exotic" cooling is used (i.e. Phase, LN02, Dry-ice...)

Try using TAT to see what the core temps are.
That might be a little more accurate.

You could also try SpeedFan, but it is a quirky utility...

Everest is another utility that may shed some light.

Oh... I forgot. You could see if the BIOS is borked... maybe a re-flash will set things right... (that's a guess).

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He doesn't overclock and I don't think hes all that caring about his temps. I was just trying to clear up whether those temps are possible or not. Thanks for the help everyone!
    
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