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post #1 of 11
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I get the following:

CPU: 25c
CPU#1: 41c
CPU#2: 41c
CPU#3: 35c
CPU#4: 35c

Which do i pay attention to when overclocking?
post #2 of 11
The temps on each of the cores are the ones you have to be on the look.

The first temp if I'm not mistaken is the "ambient" temp, it's always alot lower than the temps on each core.

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Well, first, you have to fix Tjmax, since your utility has it wrong.
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post #4 of 11
That's quite a difference, you might wanna try redoing the TIM on it. Also, you should always pay attention to the higher of the 2 temperatures.
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There is nothing wrong at all.

The first two cores probably are at 40% usage.

The top one "CPU" doesn't mean squat, and I would just ignore it (I disabled it on my Everest OSD).
    
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What program are you using? I've found everest ultimate is very reliable, as is speedfan - here's a screenie comparing speedfan, coretemp and everest home....
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There is nothing wrong at all.

The first two cores probably are at 40% usage.

The top one "CPU" doesn't mean squat, and I would just ignore it (I disabled it on my Everest OSD).
Um wrong. This is the temperature you go by when determining whether you exceeded the 71 degrees thermal limit for this CPU as shown in the Processor Finder. Go read your datasheet.
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The thermal limit given by Intel in the sSpec finder is not the same as the TJMax that CoreTemp and other programs use to find the CPU temps.
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The thermal limit given by Intel in the sSpec finder is not the same as the TJMax that CoreTemp and other programs use to find the CPU temps.
That's correct.
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post #10 of 11
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... what is the TJmax???

I'm using Everest and there is a fairly huge difference between the cores at idle and load. I wanted to redo thermal paste, but it's going to mean taking apart my entire loop again unless there is an easy way?
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