Originally Posted by darklord27
so what do you guess? is your cpu temp higher or lower than displayed? with my actual cooler, my cpu temp is always ~15c over core temp (3cores).
weve got the same board, so i probably have the same issue as you.
would be nice if you can tell me something about it.
My core temps are usually 10c less then the motherboard sensor readings. Since the motherboard sensor is reading the trapped airspace under the cpu it isnt accurately displaying your CPU temperatures. The phenom 2s are very efficient at dissipating heat, very very efficient. This is why if you remove the load from the cpu the core temps drop dramatically and very quickly. If you also notice the CPU temp doesnt move very quick at all in comparison after the load is removed. this is pertaining to the Asrock motherboard but i am sure others are effected as well, some less, some not. The heat gets trapped under the cpu and the CPUTIN results in a higher slower moving temperature reading of that space. While the underside of the cpu is getting heated by that air, its still not at all the actual temp of the CPU.
So to put it plainly, the core temps are closer to your real cpu temp, as that reading is from inside the cpu where you should have your most concern anyway. The asrock board (and many others) doesnt allow for good heat dissipation under the cpu and those temps just add up and although they look bad, its not really reading your actual CPU temp. our cooling methods and better technology in heat dissipation is causing these discrepancies Really if you think about all the older cpus and even the P4s and such, none of these readings are even close to high when you compare them to the ph2s. Older rigs only had readings from under the cpu, The cores were always way less, We just have better more accurate ways of reading these temps and we are starting to see ,in real time data, how much temps very in a computer case, from one spot to the next, even down to the millimeter!