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Phenom II x4 960T Temps

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January 13, 2012 9:42:02 AM

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.
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It's a 960T on an ASRock 970 Extreme 3 mobo and an HD 6950.
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January 13, 2012 10:04:55 AM

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).
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January 13, 2012 10:34:06 AM

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).
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January 13, 2012 10:45:18 AM

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
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January 13, 2012 10:55:56 AM

If you unlock cores it sends the core sensors crazy anyway so you can only use the CPUTIN. My unlocked Phenom II shows all cores at 0C and my brothers at -50C or something.
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January 13, 2012 11:19:37 AM

I cant even unlock mine ._. i guess i got a dud. Did your core temps report correctly before you unlock though?
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January 13, 2012 12:22:13 PM

Still, im wondering, which temp should i trust?
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January 13, 2012 1:26:11 PM

No I have found core temps to generally be totally wrong
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January 13, 2012 4:54:38 PM

Use your Core temps as a guide more than telling you the actual temp.
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January 13, 2012 11:08:11 PM

so the core temp is supposed to be lower than the reading given by the motherboard?
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January 14, 2012 8:04:42 AM

I'ts the same for me, i just see that the CPU temp doesnt rise to 60C and all is well, i ignore core temp completely.
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