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One core cooler than the other

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Last response: in Overclocking
July 14, 2010 10:08:34 PM


I have an AMD Athlon X2 5200+. Using HWmontior and Coretemp it appears that one of the cores is about 10 degrees C hotter. Is this normal or did I apply thermal compound poorly? It is always the same core (Core 0) that is heating up.

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a b K Overclocking
July 15, 2010 4:13:42 AM

Possibly. My i7's second and fourth cores seem to be between 5°C and 10°C cooler than my first and second cores, it's relatively normal, just make sure that there's equal pressure applied on the CPU.
July 26, 2010 9:16:42 AM

yeah my i7's core temps are 35c 32c 36c 33c there is always a difference
comparing two cores against the the ones with a slightly higher temps
also on my previous cpu the q6600 with a 6c difference between 2-2 cores