I am overclocking my Phenom II X6. should I be going by the CPU temperature, or the temperature of the cores? on 100% load I am 55C for CPU temperature, high 40s on the cores, which do I go by. AMD says to not go over 62C, do they mean the temp of the cores, or the CPU reading?
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I'm almost certain that they mean the cpu and not just the cores. The cpu in this case can be viewed as a case and the cores are the components creating the heat. The Cpu heat is the overall heat generated by the Processor.