alright just installed a new e8400 into the rig in my sig. Temperatures are my concern here. My cores in core temp 0.97 are reading 39c at idle for both, while the temp for the cpu are reading as 44 in everest. Why would my cores read cooler than the temps for the actual cpu? My e6700 used to read 37 idle for the cores, mid 20's for the actual cpu. Under orthos, they are reading 41 cores, 57 cpu. Everything is stock and auto for now. Should I worry, or just worry about my core temps? This really makes me want to get a fan controller with temp readings.
I know the E8400 has some problems with the sensors for the individual cores. One of mine is stuck at 52 C at all times....when the overall temp of the CPU is 28-30. The 2nd core is just slightly higher than the than the overall temp and fluctuates as the load increases or decreases. I have put the processor into two different motherboards with the same result....so I'm pretty sure it's the CPU and not a bad cooler seat or anything. Look around for other E8400 threads regarding the bad sensors on these things. It is strange that your core are fluctuating and are lower than your CPU though......no way to tell if it's the bad diodes or not.