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I've been experiencing some pretty strange temps since I've rebuilt my computer.

I've attached SS of both idle and load. My concern is of core 2 and 3 which are considerably higher than the other 2. I do know that core 4 is stuck because there is no movement when I run the test.

I've reseated the HS several times and reapplied thermal grease as required cleaning with the Arctic Clean 2 part kit. Thermal grease was applied in a straight line going across the heat spreader.

Anybody know why there is a difference in temps between the cores?

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Well, for sure theres at least one bad sensor. Core 4 can't be at the same temp idle and load.

As for the other cores, you either have really bad contact, or there is also a minor sensor problem.

Dismount the CPU and Xigma, put the Xigma upside-down, and put the CPU on it the way it would be in the case. Put a flashlight behind the side you are facing and see if any light comes through. It may take a while to see the light so make sure everything is positioned well and your eyes are staring at the contact line. If you see any light on any side (switch sides), then you need either massive TIM (worse temps) or you need to lap it (bye bye warranty).

I would suggest RMA-ing that thing, faulty sensors are the maker's problem, not yours.
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That actually makes sense, but aren't the dies side by side in the center? Shouldn't it cause all four cores to be slightly high?

I'm not trying to argue the help but I just like to understand why it would only cause 2 cores to go a little higher than the others if they are side by side.
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That actually makes sense, but aren't the dies side by side in the center? Shouldn't it cause all four cores to be slightly high?

I'm not trying to argue the help but I just like to understand why it would only cause 2 cores to go a little higher than the others if they are side by side.
There are four sensors, one for each core, so two for one die, two for another. I would try to explain more but that's pretty much it lol.
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