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Hi friends,

I sincerely apologize if this has been asked before, but my search skills are leading me to mixed results.

Let's cut to it: I'm using HWMonitor--do I look at CPU or Core temps when keeping in mind the 62c max temp of this chip?

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http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=319&threadid=133144

quick and dirty little discussion and answer session over cpu vs core temp
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I---just---realized---that---I---have---an---extra---15c---of---headroom!

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Orrrr maybe not.

Does anyone with an X4 Px5 have any experience with which temperature to read? My temps seem a little wonky. Here's my setup:

CPU: 18x255=4060
Vcore= 1.45v
NB=2700Mhz
CPU-NB= 1.45v

Under a load of OCCT, my core temps rocket up to about 70c in about a minute, while by "CPU" in AIDA64 (formerly Everest) goes to only about 50c.

I'm runing a CM Hyper 212+ push/pull under oil. The temp of the oil is no greater than 30c (right now, in fact, its only 23c).

Thoughts?
    
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Right now, Asus PC Probe II and Everest show "CPU" at the same level (34c) idle. Not sure if that helps.
    
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using hwmonitor, my 965 either restarts or bsod's when the cpu temp hits 62c not core temp. i always look at cpu temp for that reason. someone once told me cpu temp was the socket. not sure if its true.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WildcatWhiz;12234190 
Orrrr maybe not.

Does anyone with an X4 Px5 have any experience with which temperature to read? My temps seem a little wonky. Here's my setup:

CPU: 18x255=4060
Vcore= 1.45v
NB=2700Mhz
CPU-NB= 1.45v

Under a load of OCCT, my core temps rocket up to about 70c in about a minute, while by "CPU" in AIDA64 (formerly Everest) goes to only about 50c.

I'm runing a CM Hyper 212+ push/pull under oil. The temp of the oil is no greater than 30c (right now, in fact, its only 23c).

Thoughts?
You have a crazy high CPU/NB Voltage. See if you can lower it and keep stability.

As for temps, the CPU Temp is the be-all end-all if there's a disagreement. I'd try to cool it down, though.
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Originally Posted by DrBrownfinger;12234637 
using hwmonitor, my 965 either restarts or bsod's when the cpu temp hits 62c not core temp. i always look at cpu temp for that reason. someone once told me cpu temp was the socket. not sure if its true.
It's the CPU case temp, which is the rating AMD supplies for max CPU temp.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ocpokey;12228144 
http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=319&threadid=133144

quick and dirty little discussion and answer session over cpu vs core temp

Last post:
"spoke with AMD rep today and the guy told me that when AMD states the max temps on a cpu, they mean the "cpu temp" and not the "core temp"..core temps are supposed to be hotter due to the fact that they are located on the hottest part of the cpu..My phenom II 965 maxes "cpu temp" 50c and "core temp" of 55-57c.
So, when AMD says the max temp is 62c..they mean for the CPU Temp (over all temp) not the cores"

There's a lot of hear say over the subject but I'd expect and always suspected that this guy is probably right as the CPU temp is also the one listed in the bios. It would be a little odd for AMD to say "CPU max = 62c" and meaning CPU core, whilst most motherboards giving the wrong temperature.
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