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December 4, 2009 2:31:09 AM

So I'm not sure if my temps are correct, which one says my CPU temp? Core temp is reading it at 27 and below and I'm not sure that's correct because in the bios it reads 30C. Which one is my CPU temp on SpeedFan? What about HWMonitor? I'm seeing everyone saying they Idle at 30C or more and maybe mine is so low because my CPU cooler may be installed incorrectly or something? I haven't done any overclocking since I don't know how. Let me know please, I'm scared :(  Here's some pics of the temps.

Here's my specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
Ram: G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD: x2 WD 640GB Blacks
HSF: Xigmatek Dark Knight
GPU: Onboard graphics for now. Waiting for my 5770.
PSU: Corsair 650TX
Thermal Paste: AS5






Thank you guys.

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December 4, 2009 2:48:38 AM

Looks like you did it right and you are in a cool room?

What's the ambient temp?

The Xiggy can do single digit temp increases... meaning it's quite possible to be +9C over ambient. It's rated for +14.2C on a 125W AMD CPU. Your CPU is only a 95W, and a mature one at that... meaning temps are likely lower than the original runs.

I've also seen initial low temps with AS5 before.... initial evaporation possibly? When a liquid evaporates it can have a cooling effect.
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