Cpu temp or core temp? 20 c differerence here

i have the asus m5a97, and fx 8350 overclocked to 4.4 my cpu temp gets up to 70c but my core temp only gets up to 51 c . as u can see quite a difference. i already know the cpu temp is the mobo socket sensor and the core temp is on the cpu die. but whhich one should i go by ive NEVER gotten a proper answer to this question. because if i can go my core temp i will be flying with overclocking lol
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  1. The problem is that we don't know the accuracy of the measurements. In my case, the CPU temp as monitored by the motherboard is 10 degrees cooler than my core temp. Yours is 20 degrees the other way. So that points to wildly different ways of measuring and reporting CPU temp.

    Bottom line, go with the highest one for safety. Something is measuring high temps, somewhere in the CPU package and that's all you need to know.
  2. twelve25 said:
    The problem is that we don't know the accuracy of the measurements. In my case, the CPU temp as monitored by the motherboard is 10 degrees cooler than my core temp. Yours is 20 degrees the other way. So that points to wildly different ways of measuring and reporting CPU temp.

    Bottom line, go with the highest one for safety. Something is measuring high temps, somewhere in the CPU package and that's all you need to know.


    i agree thats my attitude with the 2
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