Originally Posted by Buster
I am running my phenom II X3 720BE @ 3.6GHz 1.52v with NB @ 2400MHz 1.425v. My max cpu temp is 61C and max core temp is 48C according to hwmonitor. Is this safe or should I lower my clock?
Interesting, you've got the same thing I do where the CPU temp is much higher than the cores. In another thread I was told to pay attention to the cores because it appears my CPU sensor is faulty. This definitely makes sense because the CPU sensor is right below the metal cover where you put thermal grease so it's pretty much the closest thing to the heatsink on the CPU. This should make it cooler than the core temps yet for me it's 20c+.
I actually just got done testing this theory. My full load temp on the CPU sensor was 63c with stock S1283 fan. I put in a Thermaltake 90cfm 120mm fan and on full load guess what? The CPU sensor still maxed out at 63c. There was so much air from the new fan that my NB, SB, and ambient case temps dropped by 4c and my core temp dropped 8c. I'm now sure my CPU sensor is faulty and you may be the same there considering your core temp is only 48c.Edited by sgr215 - 8/12/09 at 10:18pm