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CoreTemp and HW Monitor confusion, does temp0, temp1, and temp2 mean anything?

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April 3, 2014 12:42:56 AM

Hey guys, quick question, I tried researching this but the answers seem to be really ambiguous and vary from person to person, so I wanted to get some input.

I'm overclocking my CPU and monitoring the process with Core temp and HW monitor,
Core temp says my hottest core is 49deg.
HW monitor says that my CPU "Package" is 49deg
HW monitor also includes 3 temps under the Mobo labeled temp0, temp1, temp2
temp2 is at 61deg and seems to scale directly with CPU usage. What is it?

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April 3, 2014 4:11:29 PM

Your package is your core temperature. This will correlate with CPU usage, which has a max of 62'c(FX8xxx) or 72'c(FX4xxx&6xxx) and at idle it should drop below ambient because AMD uses a calculation instead of a thermometer. Your temp2 I believe is your socket temperature which goes up and down due to the amount of voltage the CPU is requesting. This has a max of 72'c.
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