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Massive CPU temperature differential on laptop when running Prime95

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#1 lovepack


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

I was testing out my new laptop on prime95 for 30 minutes to ensure stability. Cores 2 and 4 are operating about 30-40C cooler than 1 and 3. Two and Four are at ~60C while 2 and 4 is at ~95. I don't ever remember having such a difference in temperatures. How normal or how concerned should I be? Thank you

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:27 PM

There can be significant temperature differences between cores depending on how "work" is allocated among them.  It is not unusual for specific programs to end up having a specific core or cores "favored" when running.


Since the maximum normal operating temperature of the i7-7700HQ is 100°C, and you are running a program that's intended to run the processor ragged, it's no surprise that a core or two will be near to maximum operating temperature.


I would not be worrying one bit.  What you need to be looking at is what your temperatures look like under normal usage and loads.  I'm willing to bet that they'll be a lot lower.

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