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I was running Prime95 to test for stability, and I am kind of concerned about my CPU core temperatures. As you can see, cores 1 and 4 are at least 10 degrees below cores 2 and 3. Is this normal? On my old i5 chip, only one core was lower than all the others, and the difference was never more than 5 degrees.



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post #2 of 7
quad cores are like that. theres sometimes a 10c discrepancy, and its known. ur fine.
 
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post #3 of 7
It shouldnt be 10c usualy 3-5c is normal a 10c is probly one of the things below.

A. bad mount
B. uneven cpu needs lapping
C. uneven heatsink needs lapping
D. Cpu and Heatsink need to be lapped.
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post #4 of 7
I'd say bad mount. I don't think your heatsink is making proper contact with your cpu.
     
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post #5 of 7
That seems a bit high but not unlikely. Remember that the temp monitors on CPU's are really inaccurate.
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post #6 of 7
i have about 8-9c diference on my cores, reseated it a buncha times, still reads the same, probably crappy sensor.
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post #7 of 7
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I doubt it's a bad mount, I tightened the screws fully. Even if it was a bad mount, the temperatures would go UP, and not down (near the likes of 60c at 4.6GHz)
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