Difference between Core Temp and CPU Temp? Tags: CPUs Core Temp Last response: December 7, 2009 5:50 AM in CPUs Share loftystew December 7, 2009 4:26:46 AM What is the difference between Core Temp and CPU Temp? Which one should you take note of or particularly concern with? Example pictures of my current Q8200 processor temperature reading: Full Load (on Prime95 In-place large FFTs test for 30 mins) - CPU Temp reading of about 35 Celsius - Core 0 to 3 Temp reading of about 55 to 60 Celsius Idle (Taken after cooling down for 30 mins from Prime95 Test) - CPU Temp reading of about 47 Celsius - Core 0 to 3 Temp reading of about 65 to 70 Celsius Thanks for making a clarification on this. * Used RealTemp and SpeedFan to monitor the temperatures and Prime95 to do stress test for 30 mins ** The system is cooled down for 30 mins after the stress test before idle temp is taken More about : difference core temp cpu temp amnotanoobie a b à CPUs December 7, 2009 5:50:50 AM CPU Temp should be the thermal reading outside the silicon but under the piece of metal on the processor. This would be cooler as it is farther from the heat source. The core temp should be the reading near the actual silicon (the heat source) so it would read higher values. It was explained before in a sticky here (that was removed) that the CPU and Core temp might not always be accurate as they should have only around 5C difference. For your case, I'd look at the Core Temp as it is the higher value and the sticky to tweaking the temp readings is gone. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 3 degree temp difference between each core on my E6400??! Forum What is the difference between cpu temp and system temp in bios and Forum Can't understand speedfan no difference between Temp 2 and Core Forum Huge temp difference between cores Forum Temp Difference between cores.. Forum e8400 temp 8-10 degree's difference between cores..why? Forum Temp Difference Between Cores? Forum I5-3570k - 10 degree core temp difference ? Forum Temp difference between cores? Forum Large gap between Tcase ( cpu temp ) and Tjunction ( core temp ) Forum Massive temp difference between motherboards Forum concerns about temp difference between Tcase and Tjunction Forum Why is there 10 degree C difference between Real Temp & Nvidia Monitor Forum I5 750 Huge Core Temp Difference Forum Temp difference between cores Forum Large difference in Core Temp ? Forum difference between core and real temp Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum Is this upgrade a big difference? Forum [Solved] Windows XP Professional x64 on Core I7? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !