Core Temp Lower than CPU Temp?

Hey all,

CPU TEMP > CORE TEMP?

Core i7-970 @ stock 3.2GHz cooled with H70.

Idle Core Temps ~ 29-29-29-30-34-36 and CPU temp is ~ 46C ?!

I was under the impression that the Core temp was always higher than the CPU surface temp under the shield? What's going on? Do I have a faulty/poorly-calibrated sensor?



Thanks for help!
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  1. your soft is true same as my Hwmonitor Pro, that alwa'ys show CPU temp higher than Core temp. and no problem .. if your hwmonitor Show 0C or N/a .. yep it's problem

    and your soft ASUS AURORA , why show core 1,2,3,8,9,10 .. how many your core ?
  2. henydiah said:
    your soft is true same as my Hwmonitor Pro, that alwa'ys show CPU temp higher than Core temp. and no problem .. if your hwmonitor Show 0C or N/a .. yep it's problem

    and your soft ASUS AURORA , why show core 1,2,3,8,9,10 .. how many your core ?


    HexaCore.

    Just the numbering I guess
  3. I Dont understand the CPUTIN myself... IDK what it is, at first i tho it was the surface of the "CPU" which is impossible when the cores are like way low/high... Also, keep your NorthBridge/AUXTIN temps lower because it helps you get more stable OC or something like that but just keep it under 66*C, reaching 70s isn't good lol...
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