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I am running on an i5-2500k with a CoolerMaster 212+ heatsink. Overclocked to 4.5 ghz.

I downloaded everest and coretemp and I am getting somewhat similar readings however the top number on everest is at 123 C but the cores are seemingly safe temps.

What is that top number? Is it something to be concerned about? Which program is a more accurate program? Sorry for the multiple questions!

Thanks!
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I am running on an i5-2500k with a CoolerMaster 212+ heatsink. Overclocked to 4.5 ghz.

I downloaded everest and coretemp and I am getting somewhat similar readings however the top number on everest is at 123 C but the cores are seemingly safe temps.

What is that top number? Is it something to be concerned about? Which program is a more accurate program? Sorry for the multiple questions!

Thanks!
1. Let the computer idle with the questionable temp monitor open and record how high it is.
2. Go in your BIOS and read the idle temp there.
3. Compare em. I'm pretty sure that's a bad reading.


EDIT: I think the top # is what it thinks is your socket temp.
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EDIT: I think the top # is what it thinks is your socket temp.
Is this something to worry about?
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imo, I think its a bad read. Try downloading HWMonitor and see what that comes up with as the CPU temp. The general rule of thumb for me is that if the CPU temp is higher than the core temps, something's wrong. Considering CoreTemp is showing you that the cores are that low, it should be fine, and I consider CoreTemp to be one of the more reliable monitoring programs.

@ your first question: It should be the CPU heatsink (the top of the CPU), though I'm not 100% sure about this.
@ Your 2nd: It's not really something to be that concerned about. The CoreTemps are what really matters.
@ your third: I use HWMonitor and CoreTemp together. HWMonitor registers slightly higher core temps, but uh, CoreTemp I use for the Cores, whilst HWMonitor for everything else.
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imo, I think its a bad read. Try downloading HWMonitor and see what that comes up with as the CPU temp. The general rule of thumb for me is that if the CPU temp is higher than the core temps, something's wrong. Considering CoreTemp is showing you that the cores are that low, it should be fine, and I consider CoreTemp to be one of the more reliable monitoring programs.

@ your first question: It should be the CPU heatsink (the top of the CPU), though I'm not 100% sure about this.
@ Your 2nd: It's not really something to be that concerned about. The CoreTemps are what really matters.
@ your third: I use HWMonitor and CoreTemp together. HWMonitor registers slightly higher core temps, but uh, CoreTemp I use for the Cores, whilst HWMonitor for everything else.
I tried HWMonitor too and I got 64 degrees under CPUTIN. This is very weird. Could it possibly be that they have not released a Sandy Bridge version of these programs?
Edited by celtics - 1/29/11 at 8:15pm
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I tried HWMonitor too and I got 64 degrees under CPUTIN. This is very weird. Could it possibly be that they have not released a Sandy Bridge version of these programs?
http://www.cpuid.com/news/36-cpuid_r...dy_bridge.html
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