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Is my CPU temp sensor bad?

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I have an E6800 running at stock 3.33ghz on a P5N-D. I also have an H50 cooling it. RealTemp, Probe, SpeedFan, CoreTemp, etc... all report 41c idle at all times. I thought that seemed high for stock temps with a fully functioning H50 (pump reads around 1400rpm always, rad fan running fine).

First thing i did was switch the air flow direction from intake to exhaust. Still 41c. Next i got a Scythe Gentle Typhon AP-15... 41c. Lastly, i added both the stock fan and the AP-15 together. STILL 41c idle.

I can apparently get the temps up to 51ish max with intel stress test, but absolutely nothing lowers that 41c. I have never once witnessed 40c. Are my sensors bad? It just doesnt seem right that both cores never fluctuate even a tiny bit idling, even when swapping components.
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post #2 of 5
The way that the temperatures are measured means that sometimes it's not particularly accurate beneath 50c. It happens.

I'd of thought your sensor was playing up abit though by the sounds of it though
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You have a stuck core temperature sensor that cannot go below 41C no matter what you do..

I have 3 core temp sensor that are stuck at idle at 42/40/40 respectively,and only 2nd core sensor shows correct idle temperature..

They all work under load though..

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On one hand that does seem high for idle, but on the other all chips are designed to be much more accurate the hotter they get, with idle temps basically meaning nothing.
    
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Well I assumed the ACTUAL temp is probably reasonable. Does intel acknowledge/replace chips with this problem or anything?
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