I have a q9450 on an evga 780i sli mobo. I have used multiple temperature reading programs (Everest, speedfan, real temp) and at idle I am getting temps about like this. This is with all the cpu voltage, clock cycle, and multiplyer down throttling turned on and no OC. Before with those were disabled and with a 3.4 OC at idle all temps were maybe 2-3 C higher.
Core 1-50 C
Core 2-39 C
Core 3-30 C
Core 4-33 C
My bios only reports the CPU temp and gives a reading very close to what all 3 programs give me which is about 30 C.
Are these temperatures accurate? I am concerned for core 1 and 2. Currently I took all my OC off but only to very minimal, 1-2 C temp drop. I am getting new (arctic silver 5) thermal paste later this week to replace the old paste that could be causing it but I just don't know with such a radical temperature spread.
Any ideas on whats causing this or if these numbers are correct?
BTW Antec 900 Case and Zalman CPU cooler so airflow is good or great.
So i set my TJmax back to 100 and that article mentions that the sensors on the chips simply cannot detect temps below 50 accuratley and that there is a large range on the low readings of what it could actually be. I guess that I am just not going to worry about those temps because at load my max with my OC is 65 C which is fine right?