I'm running an I7 860(not oc)Also using core temp for cpu. Core temp reporting c0-38c, c1-33c, c2-39c and c3-34c, this is at idle with ambient room temp at 87degrees F. Do these temps seem ok or is c0 and c2 seem high. Used Arctic silver and using Tunique tower 120 extreme for cooler.
Now, If I may let me ask this. Understanding the load on each core will cause that cores temp to rise. At the present time on c0 the load is between 0 & 3% (at idle, who knows whats using it), and the temp being 34-37c. On C1, the load being between 0 & 2% and the temp being 29-30c. This seems rather odd to me, the difference being between 5-7c this also applies to c2. I don't know the mechanics but if this was a car and the right head was getting hotter than the left then that's telling me I had better start doing some checking. I haven't run anything to actually put a really nice load on it but I'm fixin to. I'll post the temps after and maybe I can get some temps to post. I like this forum. I have some other issues I'd like to post and get some feedback on them. I will ensure I use a proper topic. This last one was a bit of a screwup on my part
The variance does seem a bit high.. My 4 cores never differ by more than 1-2C. It may be nothing to worry about, but in theory, if the thermal paste is not evenly applied, one area of the CPU could get hotter than the rest.
That's what I was thinking but I don't know the layout of the cores. I've been thinking about going to a different cooler, the Noctua NH-D14. If I'm gonna take off the heatsink I might as well replace the one I have. I haven't really made up my mind just yet. My problem, if any would be my DIMMS. I'm only running 8gig but they are the Corsair Vengeance which has a large heatsink which might be a problem. I understand you can run only one fan but my understanding is that the dual fans are its biggest asset and according to Noctua, my MB is listed as compatible.