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    One core running hotter than rest - i5 750

    I've been having this recently where the same core is routinely hotter than the others at idle. The 3rd core is always about 4-5 degrees hotter under low- moderate load. Under full load the temps even out over every core.

    This is a 3 month old build and has only starting doing this in the past 2-3 weeks so it's started fairly recently. It is overclocked but is still using EIST/C1/C3 so thats a moot point at idle.

    The temps are all still within acceptable ranges so I'm not overly concerned I'm just wondering if this is expected behaivour or whether I should be looking into it more. I don't think it's to do with affinity either as the workloads are usually pretty evenly spread amongst the cores from my observations.

    Any ideas? Any other i5 users experienced the same?

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    Re: One core running hotter than rest - i5 750

    It's normal, I've got a 5-9 degrees gap between the hottest and coldest core on my i7 920.

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    Re: One core running hotter than rest - i5 750

    same here, core 3 runs about 3 degrees higher, sensors can change over time so ignore it.

    the old skt 775 quad cores could be tweaked if your heatsink screwed down as the cores were in a square, I series are in a line afaik so the only tweaking is to level out if 1 is higher then 4, 2 and 3 are in the middle so theres not a lot you can do

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    Re: One core running hotter than rest - i5 750

    Thanks, I appreciate the super quick replies.

    Well thats good to know! I'll focus more on the full load temps Wouldn't mind running a proper stress test to see if it happens then too, I've only done short 5 mins runs so far so not really reliable.

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