Originally posted by Phrantic
Unless you've built your case in a fridge, your ambient temperature can't possibly be higher than your cpu idle temperature.
If your ambient temperature is 21C (average) then your components can never be cooler than that... Even if you have the greatest airflow imagineable, the air it blows towards your components will still be 21C or higher. And a cpu, or any other component for that matter, definitely never ever runs as cool as ambient room temperature.
Where did I say it was 21C ambient?
21C is about 69 F.
It's NOT 69F here. Not at all
Stock cooler, sub par wiremanagement, bad AS5, It idled at 37C and loaded at about 64 ish in the same room.
Changed from that to the 9700, temps drop dramatically to low teens with stock voltage, uper 20's with 1.45 and low 30's with 1.5 and above.
Core temp is just the same as TAT.
Look I understand your concept and I full agree with you 100% as it's a fact. It is not room idea temp. I can somewhat believe it as when I was in my garage when I first built it and I had the Stock cooler, with the garage door open and the cold air rushing in, it idled at 14, 15C. It was FACKING COLD.
I agree most and some sensors are bad. On my DFI, the sensor was about 10C off.
I'l do some other tests and fill you guys in. Tuniq 120 is coming soon