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Old May 22, 2009, 02:29 PM
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I'm just wondering about the temperatures i get for my cpu in everest. It says that i have 5 CPU temperature in everest CPU, CPU1/Core1, CPU1/Core2, CPU1/Core3, CPU1/Core4. I'm just wondering whats more important the cpu alone or the one with the cpu/core1-4 because in HSF reviews I think they put the CPU alone temperatures. thanks
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Old May 22, 2009, 02:32 PM
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When you see folks talking about what they consider to be safe temps they're talking about core temp.
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Core1-4 are DTS sensors, and show a far more accurate value to the actual silicon temp, while the cpu temp is CASETEMP, or temp of the cpu package as a whole.

Doesn't matter which sensor is used for thermal reviews..as long as teh consistenly use the same one, so compares are comparing the same sensor.
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Old May 22, 2009, 02:37 PM
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So you're saying I should worry about the core temps? Is this the one stated in the product specs of intel? For my process Q9550 my safe coretemp is 71 degrees C?
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Yes, DTS core temps are more important, and the spec for Intel is tCASE, or what is displayed as cpu temp.

Also, although Intel states that maximum, the real max for each cpu varies from cpu to cpu. The documents Intel presents are for other OEMs to design coolers, cases, etc...that figure also assumes that the stock cooler is used.
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Old May 22, 2009, 02:43 PM
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So follow up Question. What is the safest core temp for q9550? thank you very much for your replies :)
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95c @ stock, IMHO(some say 100/105), and when overclocked, you want to try to stay below 60c, to prolong cpu life.
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