I just swapped out an e6750 for a Q9550 on my P5K-Deluxe motherboard and am getting some really strange core temp readings.
Real Temp readings (Using the stock cooler)...
Idle: 31C | 30C | 51C | 51C - CPU temp reads 35C
Load: 58C | 53C | 63C | 63C - CPU temp reads 54C
Are the DTS' in cores 3 and 4 bad? I've never seen the temperature on the second two cores drop below 49C. The temp numbers seem to converge at 100% load. Should I just pay attention to the CPU temp and forget core temps, or is this worth an RMA?
I just bought a high end cooler (it's in the mail) to help the temps, but I think this is a hardware issue. Any thoughts?
The idle temps are a bit weird, but as said before, its the load temps that are important. Good that you have a new heatsink on the way, as that will drop the temps a bit and might even them out. Part of the reason that the idle temps are so different could be that the stock heatsink may have a slight warp in it, thus not making sufficient contact for even cooling. But even with a top grade heatsink, you'll see temps vary between the cores. I have a TRUE, which I lapped, and my QX9650 varies about 5c between the cores, so I'd say the variance is normal.