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One core stays about 8-10c hotter than the other...


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Dec 28, 2006
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central new york
System Name Overclock_Machine
Processor DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
Motherboard Opteron 146(3746MHz)
Cooling A/C Chiller w/ mod-Apogee XT/EK-FC4890 Special Edition
Memory 2 x 512MB OCZ Gold VX PC4000
Video Card(s) HD4890-Sapphire OC Edition
Display(s) Acer G235H-23" LCD
Case no, thanks
Audio Device(s) integrated
Power Supply Corsair TX-850w
Software Tiny7/XP
Benchmark Scores 6.625Ghz 965BE - CPU-Z 25,607 points 3dmark06 - 2 cards@952/1050
On my other Opteron 170 the temps were pretty even, but on this one I get one core way hotter. Could it be a faulty or misplaced sensor? The lower of the 2 cores is at a very acceptable temp range idle and load @ 50% OC, but the other core is in the low 60's @ load. I ordered a sunbeam core contact cooler to replace my AC Freezer 64 pro which should help all around, but the 10c difference in core temps still troubles me.
Dec 30, 2009
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Lower Sackville, NS
System Name ThinkPad T410
Processor Intel Core i5 540M
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Memory 8GB DDR3
Video Card(s) nVidia NVS 3100M
Storage 128GB SSD
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Software Windows 8.1 64bit
It could be the one that is overheating is getting more load then the others, if you use windows look in the task manager under the processes tab and right click on some processes that are running all the time and set the affinity to another core (not the one that's hotter of course). If that doesn't seem to help then the sensor may be faulty like you said. If its been running like this for some while without problem, then just leave it. :cool: