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I just built a new box with a E6420 with a stock fan/heatsink riding on a Gigabyte 965P-DS3 and I wanna make sure everythings peachy before I really start using it.

What I've noticed is that the core temperatures I get from programs like TAT, CoreTemp, Everest, etc. dont really change. Whether it's idle or with load. Whether I leave the automated throttling on or disable it. Whether I leave the fans on auto or switch them to blow full power.

My motherboad has two thermometers of its own, one to test the case and one to test the cpu, and they fluctuate. My GPU temp fluctuates.

Is this normal? Do your core temperatures change when you do these things?
 

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Heh...

That's the tricky thing. It's saying the core temps are 72/72C. Which is what got me concerned in the first place. The problem is, whenever I post that people just keep telling me my HSF isnt mounted right (but it is). I really just want to know what everyone else core temps do when you run a TAT or Orthos or Prime95 or whatever, stress test.
 

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That's not normal at all, and it's obviously not the actual temperature otherwise it would be fluctuating like the real probes are reporting. Did you try updating the bios? I know support for that CPU only came in a recent revision.
 

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Well the board came at F11, which was the first bios to have support for the C2Ds that end in 20. The next thing I'll do is update to F12 (the latest update), but I really want to be sure I'm not running that hot before I even turn the thing back on again.
 

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Well then, you may have had the same thing happen that happened to my friend. He used the stock cooler but didn't install it right, and one pin wasn't pushed through all the way, so it was making terrible contact on only one corner. His CPU was running at around 90-100c for a few months, and, it seems without any damage. I fixed it for him by just pushing in that last pin.
 

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I'm reasonably sure that everythings clicked in all the way. I've messed around with it a few times now. One question I've been meaning to ask is, does it matter which direction the HSF is installed. Right now I have it with the text on the Intel sticker parrallel to the Gigabyte on my Northbridge HS (text from down to up when tower is standing up). I've also tried with it parrallel to the ground... didnt make any difference. Anyway this could make a difference?
 

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I'm reasonably sure that everythings clicked in all the way. I've messed around with it a few times now. One question I've been meaning to ask is, does it matter which direction the HSF is installed. Right now I have it with the text on the Intel sticker parrallel to the Gigabyte on my Northbridge HS (text from down to up when tower is standing up). I've also tried with it parrallel to the ground... didnt make any difference. Anyway this could make a difference?

You can install it all four ways, it's all the same. If you got the heatsink installed properly then I'd say it's just a malfunctioning sensor.
 

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Yea... that's kinda what I've thought. Is that something that Intel will RMA? How much high than the Motherboard's CPU sensor's temperature do your cores usually run?
Generally around 1 or 2C.
 

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something iffy there. i have an S3 motherboard with F8 bios using the intel stock cooler with a dodgy top right pin (doesnt clip solidly like the other 3) and i've never seen temps over 57C loaded using TAT

*DO NOT* blindly trust gigabyte easytune or the bios for the temps. on my board it is always reports the CPU temps about 20C lower than they actually are.
 

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Even if the actual core temps are 20C higher than what EasyTune/Bios say, that's still lower than the reading I get. Also, the temperatures you get out of TAT are different when when you run a 100% load than when idling, right?
 

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So I just powered up the new machine, and I noticed this:

Today's ambient temp is almost 10C lower than usual (Brrrr). And, consequently, the motherboard and video card temp reading are much lower than on previous days (Motherboard Case Temp: 43C, Motherboard CPU Temp: 28C, GPU Diode: 54C, GPU Ambient 44C). TAT, Everest, and CoreTemp all still show the cores at 72/72C.

Eh?
 
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