I have a quad core. Do core temps really matter?

I have a quad core, and using speedfan I found out that the cpu temperature is 35 c, but the 4 cores range from 50-70 C.

Should I look at the cpu temp, or the core temps?
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  1. Use RealTemp or Core Temp. Look at the cores.
    50-70 is too much difference. You may have to RMA that processor if that difference stays.
  2. but if you assume that the 50-70 range is between idle and load, the difference is probably normal with the stock cooler. And yes, the core temps are the important ones.
  3. ahh ok!. well core 1 2 3 go to about 50-60, but core 4 likes to go to 70.
  4. ispy said:
    ahh ok!. well core 1 2 3 go to about 50-60, but core 4 likes to go to 70.

    Is that Idle or Load?
  5. umm its idle
  6. 50C idle?then you got a serious problem in there.try reseat the cooler if problem still exist RMA it.
  7. well when I installed the heatsink, I dont think I snapped it on properly out of fear of snapping my mobo in half. Stupid stock intel heatsink
  8. well i have used a Scythe Mugan it simply bend the whole mobo.but it still work and will return to normal shape if i remove the cooler.so dont worry just push it harder!!harder!!!lol
  9. thats what she said =D
  10. What is the ambient temperature where this PC is located?

    50 Is hot... but if its 35 celcius there, 50 would be good :)
  11. lol 24c ambient temp.

    Oh well...i hope the zalman helps lol

    also thinking of oc'ing to 3.0
  12. My ambient temp is around 30 odd and i get idle core temps of 47, 41, 42, 40 and under load 62, 57, 56, 54 @ 3.1 gig
    Three questions
    1: Should i just go by the highest core value as a safety guide?
    2: Is it worth trying to re apply paste with these differences or are they too small to worry about trying to correct?
    3: What's the considered safe ceiling temp for a quad under load? I want to go higher than 3.1

    Sorry for asking the questions on your post ISPY but they seem related.
  13. ispy said:
    well when I installed the heatsink, I dont think I snapped it on properly out of fear of snapping my mobo in half. Stupid stock intel heatsink


    Use a roll of duct tape underneath and push hard!
  14. tricky trees said:
    My ambient temp is around 30 odd and i get idle core temps of 47, 41, 42, 40 and under load 62, 57, 56, 54 @ 3.1 gig
    Three questions
    1: Should i just go by the highest core value as a safety guide?
    2: Is it worth trying to re apply paste with these differences or are they too small to worry about trying to correct?
    3: What's the considered safe ceiling temp for a quad under load? I want to go higher than 3.1

    Sorry for asking the questions on your post ISPY but they seem related.


    Your temperatures are acceptable. Do not go over 70° C under load for longevity of your processor.
  15. ooh! using duck tape roll. excellent idea. but i already ordered screw on zalman hsf.
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