I've read the CPU temp guide (but it was beyond my temp comprehension), and read multiple posts, and This is my first custom gig so I'm trying to figure out if I'm using the right temp to compare my setup against what is OK/normal. If someone would kindly help me decipher this, I'd appreciate it!
Q6600 2.40 Ghz Stepping B, Revision GO. Running stock settings of 2.4 GHz (no oc till I figure out if my temps are OK at stock.)
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 cooler with artic silver applied as in the benchmarkreviews.com site
At load (100% cpu utilz on all 4 cores), values from SpeedFan version 4.37
Core 0 - 66 C
Core 1 - 62 C
Core 2 - 57 C
Core 3 - 56 C
& CPU - 56 C
When people are posting temps for max - are these the CPU value or the average of the core values?
I just want to make sure I've setup a system that will keep the CPU from getting overheated even if running at a high utilization. Am I right to assume that the comparable value is 56C, which since it is below 62C is OK?
Also, is it normal for there to be such a difference in values between the cores?
Difference is OK. Buyt they seem a bit high. Obviously it also depends on ambient temp and airflow in the case. for comparison i can say I have Q6600 @ 3.2GHz and 1.375V and it never goes over 62C Prime 95 load ambient 22-24C and good case ventilatin. CPU cooler is Scytche Ninja.