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I am beginning to use Speedfan.

I was wondering what is the difference between Temp1 and Core shown in SpeedFan? Whose temperature is more important?

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I don't know, but I'm guessing the Core temperature is the CPU core, and therefore the most important. However, with most CPUs, they'll shut down the computer before burning out. You'll be better off monitoring the north and south bridge on your board. – user3463 Nov 14 '10 at 19:15
Thanks! What in Speedfan monitors the north and south bridge? – Tim Nov 14 '10 at 19:38

TBH it's difficult to say. My guess would be Temp1 is the temperature returned by the thermal diode sensors just near the heatsink & Core would be the temperature of each core. Both would be critical. As for northbridge/southbridge temperatures - Speedfan should return them if suitable sensors are available.

Else check out HWMonitor.

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+1 for HWMonitor, it properly picks up all of my sensors. – kotekzot Mar 29 '12 at 17:16

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