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Question about temps between OCCT and Core Temp

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Dec 31, 2002
Folding@Home in New York
Alright, I have an E4500 running at 3.2GHz, cooled by a Zalman 9500. Core Temp almost always shows that my temps are between 47 and 50 C under full load (I run Folding@Home). However, when I run OCCT, the temps are always a lot higher.

Right now, with FAH running, Core Temp says 42/42, and OCCT says 57/57. (It's a cold day today, so Core Temp is showing lower than normal).

When I try to bench the CPU using OCCT, it always cuts out due to the temperature being to high, but Core Temp never shows higher than 53. So my question is, should I raise the max temperature in OCCT, or is it reporting correctly, and Core Temp is showing too low?