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    Quad core temps

    On my Q6600, is there any reason why the core number 2, always runs 6 or 7 celcius cooler than the other cores in idle and under load? The computer sometimes has hang-ups, but very rarely.. could it be to do with this?

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    Re: Quad core temps

    It could be natural variation in the cores it happens. It could also be uneven tightening of the cooler, this happens most on those with screw fittings rather than push-pins, could also be uneven thermal paste.

    What are your max temps under load? That would be more likely to cause hang ups than a variance in temp.

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    Re: Quad core temps

    Quote Originally Posted by 360bhp View Post
    On my Q6600, is there any reason why the core number 2, always runs 6 or 7 celcius cooler than the other cores in idle and under load? The computer sometimes has hang-ups, but very rarely.. could it be to do with this?
    Absolutely normal and it's more likely to be a variance in sensor rather than actual core temperature, especially of that amount.

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    Re: Quad core temps

    Max temp under was under load, 50c. But cleaned all dust today and re-applied new arctic 5 thermal paste. Now max temp under load is 45c. The second core has always been running 5-7c lower than the other cores.

    Even now sat typing this, it is 37c - 32c - 37c - 37c

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    Re: Quad core temps

    my Q6600 is the same
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    Re: Quad core temps

    Quote Originally Posted by 360bhp View Post
    Max temp under was under load, 50c. But cleaned all dust today and re-applied new arctic 5 thermal paste. Now max temp under load is 45c. The second core has always been running 5-7c lower than the other cores.

    Even now sat typing this, it is 37c - 32c - 37c - 37c
    That's absolutely fine. I'd say your hangups are coming from somewhere else.

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    Re: Quad core temps

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    That's absolutely fine. I'd say your hangups are coming from somewhere else.
    Thanks, will probably the hard drive I'm using that has a few bad sectors

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    Re: Quad core temps

    Quote Originally Posted by 360bhp View Post
    Thanks, will probably the hard drive I'm using that has a few bad sectors
    That's where I'd start. Though it'd take quite a few to have a noticeable impact in my experience. Not to big a deal though, hard drives are hilariously cheap nowadays.

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