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Core 3 runs 5 degrees hotter

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I have a core i7 950 and core 3 will always be 5 or 6 degrees hotter than all of the other cores. What does this mean? I have already tried reapplying the thermal paste but this still persists. dwm2011010417151476.png
post #2 of 6
Not all cores run at the same temp. They won't. It's safe if you have cores that a few degrees higher or lower then the others. Don't worry about it smile.gif
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I would watch and see which core windows is using. As most of the time it uses one core more then others and then skips around, back and forth between the cores. I like using this gadget and watching. I'm pretty sure you are just seeing one core be loaded more then the others are.
http://addgadget.com/all_cpu_meter/
post #4 of 6
Thats fine. my temps always read something like 68,67,64,62 at full load. Reapplied thermal paste multiple times its still the same. I dont think it has any impact on the cpu though.
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That's normal. The i3 in my laptop, the cores differ sometimes up to 12C. For instance, the first core idles at 29C and the second idles at 37C. It's more annoying than anything but your temps still look low so it's fine
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when all 4 of my cores are at full load my third core runs 7c cooler no matter what.
    
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