So, New build, less than 1 month old. The temps reported by Speedfan and HWmonitor about the "Cores" of my processor differ from the value given by the motherboard, as in the board gives a higher reading than the cores.
Here's what i mean
It's a 960T on an ASRock 970 Extreme 3 mobo and an HD 6950.
Hey, Its probably a faulty Heat censer in the CPU, what ever way you decide to check the temps, id go with the program which give the most consistent and reasonable temps (low temps on idle, high temps on load).
I have built 5 AMD Athlon II & Phenom II systems and none reported realistic core temps. The PC I am typing this on reports cores at 15C around 5C below room temp and like yours around 15C below the CPUTIN. I suggest you ignore the cores and use the CPUTIN (sensor on motherboard).
Im worried because my old first gen Phenom machine doesn't show this symptom. And partially because i want to try my luck at unlocking again
Because if this is a faulty temp sensor i may be able to get an exchange lol