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CPU Core Temp vs. CPU Temp

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post #1 of 11
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Had a discussion elsewhere that got me thinking and wanted a general opinion on this. Which do you look at when OCing to determine if you're 'safe'?
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my CPU temp is always 1-3C higher than core temps
    
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My CPU temp is 10C higher than core. I look at both.
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post #4 of 11
My "CPU temp" is usually about 5-10 degrees lower than the avg of all the core temps, so I go with the core avg to be safe.
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I used to always go core core temp but the motherboard goes of socket temp or just the cpu temp [atleast on asus boards]
what i mean is that the mobo shuts down you cpu based on your socket temp.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by konspiracy View Post
I used to always go core core temp but the motherboard goes of socket temp or just the cpu temp [atleast on asus boards]
what i mean is that the mobo shuts down you cpu based on your socket temp.
my MSI does the same thing
    
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post #7 of 11
I only worry about my core temps, because they run hotter than the actual CPU.
     
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post #8 of 11
My CPU temp is higher than my Core temp by about 10c, I used to have my Core temp showing in the taskbar via Speedfan and on my G15 via RivaTuner/Everest, but always kept an eye on the CPU temp as it was higher, now I'm running unlocked cores, I solely use CPU temp as the sensors can't read the Core temp anyway.
 
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by EvoBeardy View Post
My CPU temp is higher than my Core temp by about 10c, I used to have my Core temp showing in the taskbar via Speedfan and on my G15 via RivaTuner/Everest, but always kept an eye on the CPU temp as it was higher, now I'm running unlocked cores, I solely use CPU temp as the sensors can't read the Core temp anyway.
Thank dude I was looking everywhere in google for my problem D:! I was getting high temps from everst on "Motherboard temp" 44 idle 62ºC max load, but it wasn't motherboard temp, I downloaded my motherboard temp utility and it was my "CPU TEMP" and not my motherboard temp, my core temps are low 35-37 idle 48 - 54 full load D:! so what do you think about it, it is a good cpu temp? or it still to high D:? I also have a athlon II x3 440 with a stable 4º core so can I unlock safely the 4ºcore with these temps?
I'll be waiting for your answer!
sorry for my bad english >.<!
Yes I'm using stock cooler.
post #10 of 11
My Core temps are in load little more than CPU temp (~2 celcius) and in idle core temps are lower than CPU temp The same amount, 2-4C.
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