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How to read coretemp

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Last response: in CPUs
November 24, 2010 5:06:22 PM


I have an AMD Athlon II X2 Regor 240 Processor running at the stock 2.8GHz. (

Now, I have a cheap aftermarket cooler on it... A rosewill rcx z-1 (
This isn't exactly a hot running processor, but the temps I am getting seem to be way too cool, and I was wondering if I were reading them wrong.

Idling CoreTemp reads around 21c for both cores. After prime95 for about 9 hours, it read about 28c.
28c after 9hrs of Prime95? Even if this is a 65w CPU, that seems way too low.

So, what am I doing wrong?

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