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Q6600 Different Core temps

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December 27, 2008 4:40:03 PM

Hi, i have an Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4 GHZ (stock), and i changed out the dell heatsink to an zalman heatsink. I used all the parts except the square looking mouting bracket that goes underneath the motherboard as my stock one held the screws fine. Also i got the artc silver thermal paste.

I installed everest and my temp reading are as following (these are idle temps, while im typing this lol):
Core 1: 32°C
Core 2: 33°C
Core 3: 23°C
Core 4: 32°C

So my question is why is there an difference of 10°C between core 2 and core 3. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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December 28, 2008 3:40:03 AM

I have the same processor, only a different aftermarket heatsink and fan. I have mine pushed to 3.2 Ghz and my processor temps read at the following.

Core 0 = 47
Core 1 = 46
Core 2 = 39
Core 3 = 42

My temps will be a little more skewed than yours just because I am far over the stock speed. However, core 2 (your core 3) is the oddball of the bunch. I don't think there is any problem with the temperature being different than the others. I have been running my Q6600 chip anywhere from 2.8 to 3.2 Ghz over the past 6 months and I have never had a crash because of the cpu. I don't think there is anything to worry about.
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December 28, 2008 9:15:35 AM

Each core might be loaded differently. It's that or the fab job was done better or worse, or even the heat sensors...