Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
This is a somewhat hazy area but may be a intel/amd thing. On intel processors, core temps are reported higher than cpu temps while on amd's (at least certain amd's) its the reverse. Starting with the Phenoms, AMD's sensor no longer reports an absolute temperature anymore, but a reading with a certain offset, which is unknown. It is estimated that this offset is between 10 - 15c.
Also different motherboards have sensors placed somewhat differently.
Could it just be a "Phenom"enon? (I'm sorry, I could not resist)
The AMD temperature reading could read lower, as the motherboard might absorb heat, while the cores are in direct contact with the case, which offers cooling?