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January 9, 2013 3:10:42 AM

Hi everyone, thanks for looking into this for me. I am kind of confused with my overclocking temps right now. according to Core Temp 1.0 RC4, my maximum temperature on my AMD Phenom II 960t (Thuban, 2 locked cores) at 3.9Ghz with a .025 voltage increase is only 42C. I have a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 mobo, AMD cool n quiet OFF, and turbo OFF. I am using ycruncher to maximize my CPU load. I just want to know if these temps are correct, because in BIOS it says my CPU temp is 32-33C, but on Core Temp it idles around 24C. I find these temps extremely low personally.

Also I have a Thermaltake Frio Advanced (CPU cooler), with Masscool Shin-etsu G751 (Thermal Paste), and a Corsair 300R with 4 fans.
January 9, 2013 3:12:00 AM

With such a small voltage increase your temps actually sound right. What is your ambient room temperature? (C)
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January 9, 2013 3:39:17 AM

around 21C
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January 9, 2013 10:55:01 AM

A 3C delta is a bit on the low side, but isn't completely out of the question. It seems you have a very efficient cool running CPU. I think you got lucky :) 
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January 9, 2013 11:01:26 AM

ok, thanks for the help, I think I'll try to take on 4-4.1Ghz today, if it allows me to.
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January 9, 2013 11:02:50 AM

Best answer selected by BeastLeeX.
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