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CPU temp readings

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#1
Hey all. I'm trying to get a temp reading on my cores but every software I try it starts at 40C and goes down to about 35-36C after about 30 secs. I'll close and reopen program and its back at 40C but goes down again to 35-36C. Is that my real temp or is 40C my real temp? I use everest the most, just tried coretemp and got exact same thing.
 

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run prime95 and see if it spikes =/
anything under 70 is fine
 
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sounds like stuck sensors to me, it was first seen in the 45nm wolfdale intel cpu's. the new phenoms are 45nm correct??
 

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The real temperature is whatever it says. So if it says 40°C when you open the program, then that is the temperature when you open the program, if it drops back down to 35°C then that is the real temperature at that moment. All these programs read in real time, so whatever is displayed is the temperature at that exact moment.*

*Depending on the program used and the polling rate, there might be a slight lag between the temp displayed and the actual temp, but usually it isn't more than 1-3 seconds.