if you have speedstep enabled then yeah, i guess its ok to have that big of a difference between load and idle. core temp is usually accurate and i trust that, so of course i'll tell you to listen to that. also if you have a stock heatsink then yeah, 55C is normal.
Thanks. I see some jpgs in these newsgroups with CoreTemp 0.95.2. Know where I can get it? My CoreTemp shows 85C Tjunction. Is this correct? Or should it be 100C?
It just seems like temps are a little bit low. If I put a temp probe in the case near the HSF, it shows temps near what coretemp shows. I guess that's why I was wondering if that's possible. It seems that the CPU temps should be more than air coming into the case, or at least the air near the HSF.