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too much work, just lap your cpu get water cooling and enjoy 4ghz
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I've been overclocking my system and following the temperatures from Core Temp, CPUID Hardware Monitor and OCCT when I stress test.

However, I installed EVEREST today and I'm running a Prime 95 blend and getting this

CPU#1 - 43
CPU#2 - 43
CPU#3 - 43
CPU - 54

Why would by CPU temp be higher than my core temps, isn't it usually the other way around? Which temp should I be following?
    
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However, I installed EVEREST today and I'm running a Prime 95 blend and getting this

CPU#1 - 43
CPU#2 - 43
CPU#3 - 43
CPU - 54

Why would by CPU temp be higher than my core temps, isn't it usually the other way around? Which temp should I be following?
MeatloafontheRadio, the core temperatures are what is the most important. I believe the "cpu temp" is at the IHS level. This temperature is also usually a few degrees higher. If you decide to unlock your 720 then you can sometimes use this reading to gauge the other core temperatures. When unlocked the core temperatures may show up as "0". This unfortunately is a side effect of unlocking.

Hope that helps
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MeatloafontheRadio, the core temperatures are what is the most important. I believe the "cpu temp" is at the IHS level. This temperature is also usually a few degrees higher. If you decide to unlock your 720 then you can sometimes use this reading to gauge the other core temperatures. When unlocked the core temperatures may show up as "0". This unfortunately is a side effect of unlocking.

Hope that helps
So that being at 55 isn't really a concern then? I'm getting pretty nervous over here.
    
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So that being at 55 isn't really a concern then? I'm getting pretty nervous over here.
MeatloafontheRadio, no not at all. As I said the core temperatures are what is most important. Try not to exceed 55C on the cores (Core 1, Core 2 ect ect).

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Great! Thank you, I guess my last question is... Since it's reporting the CPU higher, is it possible that it's reading my core temps wrong?
    
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Great! Thank you, I guess my last question is... Since it's reporting the CPU higher, is it possible that it's reading my core temps wrong?
MeatloafontheRadio, it's possible but highly unlikely. If you used several other temperature reporting applications and if they all reported the same reading then I think it's safe to say that the core temperatures are correct. The temperature you posted above (43C) looks about right for a normal full load Prime95 test. Is your room ambient temperature around 18-19C(66-68F)? The physical sensor in the processor could be faulty too but I have yet to hear that occur that happening with these processors.

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The thermostat says 68 degrees. However when I was at stock I had seen this thing go below ambient? That temp (43degreegs) is with this thing extremely overclocked.

When it was stock It seemed to stay around 18 a majority of the time, Core temp said my low was 15 though.
Edited by MeatloafontheRadio - 12/28/09 at 10:28am
    
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However when I was at stock I had seen this thing go below ambient?
MeatloafontheRadio, are you referring to core temperatures or the cpu temp? You shouldn't be seeing your temperatures go below ambients. If this is the case then it could be an indication of a faulty sensor...

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Do AMD CPUs even have a TJMax like Intel CPUs do? How does temperature monitoring work exactly? The sparseness of the documentation on how these core temp readouts work is very frustrating for people who want to avoid damaging their CPUs by accidentally going over the rated maximum safe temperature.
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