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Question 1:

 

I'm using a trial of Everest Ultimate Edition 4.00.976 with my new AMD 4200+ X2 dual core cpu. I am new to dual-core.

 

DURING OCCT stress test Everest reports something like this:

cpu temp = 60 deg C

core 0 temp=67 deg C

core 1 temp=63 deg C

 

Mystery: The overall cpu temp always reads a lot cooler than the temp for either core individually.

 

When AMD guidelines say to keep temp below 72 deg C max, does that mean the overall cpu temp, or does it mean the temp for any core?

 

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Question 2:

 

My old Thermaltake XP-90 is cooling the 4200+ X2 right now. Is there some recommended air cooler that would be worth buying that will bring temps down significantly below the XP-90's temps?

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In general, tower coolers will perform much better than down facing coolers (despite what anyone says about the Enzotech Ultra-crap). However, this raises the problem with supposedly hotter mobo components (cpu power regulation circuit and chipsets), but that's nothing good airflow in general can't solve.

 

If you want to stick with TR, go with the Ultima-90 or a Ultra-120. You can probably move it over to your next cpu as well, since they're pretty much the best air coolers out right now.

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"cpu temp" measures the on board thermal diode.

(keep it under 50 at load on your 939)

Probably familiar with the term CPU from older rigs.

core temp measures the Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) on the chip.

(Keep them under 60 on 939)

Note that CoreTemp measurements are not fully supported in 939 chips.

 

Two different measurements measuring too different sensors.

Both useful measurements but don't bet your life on either one's"exactness" :)

 

But You ARE running way too HOT for the rig in your sig.

I'd shut down immediately and check the mounting and TIM of your HSF.

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soundx98,

 

Thank you for the explanation. That really clears that up for me.

 

 

 

cegras & ReelFiles,

 

I'llcheck out those coolers you mentioned. Thank you both.

 

 

darkorb,

 

What cooler do you have on your 3800+ that lets you run 1.5v at only 60 deg C?

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