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i have been wondering about this for months but i keep forgetting to post and ask. when looking at temperatures should i worry about the CPU temp or the core temps? my cpu is always at 37C idle but my cores idle at 30C. whats more weird is that after bootup my CPU already reads 37C while my cores reads 25-27C. im currently using a zalman 9500a led cpu cooler
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What program are you using to monitor temps? Try another one. Theres CoreTemp, Everest, Speedfan. What does everything load at?
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im currently using everst and speedfan. CPU loads at 50C, core 1 load at 38C, core 2 load at 33C
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post #4 of 18
That is strange. I have no idea. See what CoreTemp says.
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coretemp reads tcasemod 57C, core 0 25C, and core 1 28C. btw, everest and speedfan both reads core 1 and core 2 at 30C. so coretemp is reading 5C below.
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I don't have a clue. Sorry dude.
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your temps are awesome. I have 2 165s and core temps are all higher than cpu temp no matter what monitor I use. My 170s are also the same. the cpu loads to 52c but the core temps hit 65/67c. I have used multiple monitoring progs all report the same. My cases all have excellent airflow. I have swapped mobos to test for differences but they still report the same. I use AS5 BB size with lapped coolers like zalman 9500 and Arctic Freezer pro.
    
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so should i worry about cpu temp or core temps?
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post #9 of 18
your temps are ideal. How much of an overclock and voltage are you using? I would watch the cpu temp since it is the highest but like I said your temps are perfect especially if you got a good overclock.
    
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post #10 of 18
Well idle temps we really don't care about (no offense), but they mean nothing. The Opteron 165 can handle UP TO 65*C according to AMD. However they can handle slightly more, but that's up to you and how dangerous you live .

As far as programs to use, I personally use Everest on ALL of my Socket 939 computers....it has yet to do me wrong on them. So I would suggest that as your basis of temperatures (and it has a cool On Screen Display or Vista Sidebar).

But if you are TRULY loading at 38*C or whatever on your cores, man that's a great temperature...you MUST be undervolting (I have the same setup).

EDIT:
As far as what temperature to look at.....go by what's hottest (CPU die, or cores). 99.99999% of the time your Core Temps will be hotter.
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