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Unbalanced temperature with CPU

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    Hey guys,

    I use i5-3570K and overclocked it at 4.4Ghz.

    When I see the temperature, whether it's idle or under load, one core is always higher than the other 3 cores by at least 7 degrees celcius. Should I be worried?

    Thanks!
     
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    It could be a sensor that is off (not quite accurate).
    Or, have you check the TIM on the CPU to see if it is evenly spread?
    Have you checked the cooler mounting to see if it is level and secured properly?

    Run Realtemp and post your temps from a screenshots. Both idle and max. and run the sensor test and post a screenshot of that, too.

    Edit:
    Oops: thank you mod!
    Now, you are reading minds... hmmm.
     
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    Don't worry about the difference in core temps. Just worry about distance to TJmax or Max Temps. Core 0 will always be higher than the other cores.
     
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    From my experience and from reading others the 2 middle cores seem to be hot ones . I think if you run internal GPU the last one gets hot .

    check out post 635 here .
    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2261855&page=26
     
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    It happens with Intel cpu's. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    Thanks to everyone!

    Temperature wise, I use CoreTemp and the RealTempGT; both seem to be aligned and consistent with each other.

    When idle, I usually get:

    22C
    31C
    23C
    21C

    When under Load

    61C
    69C
    63C
    62C.
     
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    it has happened on all the CPUs iv had that were over 2 cores. the ones inbetween cores get hotter.
     
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    So... how do I measure my CPU Temperature...? Average of the 4?
     
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    nope like above just watch tj max.
     
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    I believe this is normal from what I have seen on the web and from the readings of my 2500K.
     
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    Mine's worse. Looks very normal to me.
     
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    swchoi89, like the others have stated, those temps look fine and that little bit of a variation in the sensors are normal, IMO.:)

    Edit:

    The easiest thing to do is, just, use the highest core temp as your guide.
     
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    Such a fabulous reply and very quick! Thanks for your help guys.
     
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    Thanks guysss :)
     

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