Just wondering if someone can help or has any previous experience of this phenomena?
I own a Pentium E6700 and its got different temperatures in each core. Not a big difference, but core 1 is idling at 43C and core 2 at 36C. I've tried several temperature programs and all say the same.
I've also changed the thermal paste on the heatsink from the pre-applied MX-2 to Thermalright Chill Factor 2, but its still the same. The heatsink is an Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro v2, so its nigh on impossible to seat wrongly.
Or is it normal, with it being core 1 and the most 'used' core?
Also I only put a thin layer on with a credit card of the paste. It was the same before with the pre-applied MX2 aswell.
I never thought of the cooler not being flat, although I really don't rate this cooler one bit and am thinking of junking it really.
While I've never used the AC Freezer Pro Rev.2, there seems to be a lot of good reviews; there's at least as much of a chance that the variations in temp are caused by the CPU itself not being flat, rather than the heatsink base .. (this is assuming you haven't already lapped it)