Originally Posted by playah
What program are you going by when you measure temps, when I use MBM5 it only reports one core, Core Temp will show both cores but one is always 4C-5C higher than what is showing in MBM5
To who ever suggested using a credit card to straighten bent pins, I owe you one, had some bent pins on a 4800 I've been working on and off for 4 days now and the credit card did the trick
I use HWmonitor.
ny driver, it's not unususal to see a small difference in core temps as long as they are within about 3 to 5C of each other on average. If you experience something like I did with my 165 (21C difference), you have a real problem. After delidding it, this went away and temps were much improved but think I may have damaged a transistor on the chip during the delidding, so beware if you decide to do this. It still works but noted things like Super PI are extremely slow and doesn't clock nearly as well as it had before.
Haven't fooled with it since but believe it may be possible to fix it with a pencil or some really fine soldering. If anything, it's now a cool running, useable chip that's in no danger of cooking itself at stock voltage.Edited by Kryton - 1/21/10 at 6:25pm