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OK guys, this is my first Intel build have always been with AMD. I've noticed that the temps on the cores are really different from each other. Just testing @4.2 the temps are 9c different on the cores:



Is this normal and do the temps look about right using a NH-D14?
post #2 of 10
Yup. The temps look very good. You should definitely push your chip a bit further though.
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Oh good thanks, im just glad that is normal lol. With AMD every core was the same temp. Definitely going to push it further but this is my first OC with Intel and after reading about some of the problems people have had with chips dying I was a bit wary. What sort of temps are the maximum for these chips? Oh and +rep for you for the answer
post #4 of 10
Yeah, it's completely normal. Occasionally, my cores will even have a difference of 15*C so even such a large difference is not alarming.



But variations ~6*C of core temperatures are very common with Intel processors.
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Intel's temperature sensors were only designed to control thermal throttling and thermal shutdown. They don't have to be super accurate for this purpose so Intel saved a few pennies on many of their CPUs and used crappy temperature sensors. Their new 32 nm temperature sensors fit into this category. None of their core sensors were ever intended to be used for accurate temperature monitoring.

Great chips, lousy temperature sensors. At least Intel is concentrating on what's important.
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Relative temperature vs TJMax is infinitely more important than having an accurate temperature reading anyway.
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Oh good thanks, im just glad that is normal lol. With AMD every core was the same temp. Definitely going to push it further but this is my first OC with Intel and after reading about some of the problems people have had with chips dying I was a bit wary. What sort of temps are the maximum for these chips? Oh and +rep for you for the answer
That is because AMD CPUs only have one core thermal sensor, and one case sensor...not an actual sensor on each core and the case like Intel.
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for the answers guys

One last thing, is it normal when running Prime95 for the one worker to be behind the rest? I've never seen this before and it seemed a bit strange?




You can see Worker #4 is always behind the other 3 and that is at stock (no OC)
post #9 of 10
Don't worry, that is normal, I believe it is due to other processes being run on your PC as well as differences between cores.
    
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Thanks for the answer, +rep

Good to know its all ok and I can get on with OC'ing now
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