How to read coretemp


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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  1. Try HWmonitor and Speedfan and see what they say, also check the cpu temp in the bios.
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