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Astor Mar 27 2013 says:

Have you tried HWMonitor? I use it for reading temps on my PC.

If you mean the 40° on the right side? I am not sure but I think it's the sockel temp and not the real temps of your CPU. But if your cores are around 26,5° (all same temps??) I think you can ignore that 40°.

My CPU core temps are on idle 21-28° and sockel is about 22°, but my MB is only 25°.

Your MB is 39° so it fit's with the 40° temp.

Nothing wrong here, but maybe improving case cooling would be useful.

Left side are your "real" CPU core temps, the right one is your sockel temp (the place where your CPU is located)

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ElfFriend Mar 28 2013 replied:

The temps are a bit hot as I was running prime95 a while before taking the screen shot. (Which is why it finally got me curios enough to ask) Also how does software measure CPU temps and why are they different by that amount(10C-20C)? Additionally which should concern me more? By the way I used HW monitor in the past and it gave me temps that were more like what AMD's software is giving me.

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Astor Mar 28 2013 says:

The software reads the data from your motherbord which get the temperature from the build in sensors of the components, if you are really not sure look your temperature in your bios.

Some programs have other offsets set, for example shows Coretemp to me every temp 10° hotter than it is.

Like I said look it up into your bios to compare or try more programs, if more give you the "same" results, than it should be clear.

But you need to notice that's it's mostly impossible to say how hot exactly the CPU is. Most programs just "guess" it.

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ElfFriend Mar 28 2013 replied:

okay thanks for answering my questions:D

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which one of these temps is right? there's quite a difference between them, and I have no idea which once accurately measures my CPU temps. Hopefully, someone here has more knowledge then me and can tell me whats going on and why there's a 15 degree difference.

also since I optimized my overclock my CPU no longer runs at 4.5Ghz but at 4.319-4.330Ghz:( well at lest it doesn't have such a high voltage anymore:D

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