As stated in the title, when we generally speak of good idling and loading temps do we refer to the bios read temps which is the CPU temp? Or do we look at CORE temps?
The reason why I am asking is, I was concerned over my H50's temperatures. I have an i7 920 at STOCK. The 4 CORES are all in the 40-45 degrees celsius whereas my bios and CPU temperature reads ~32 degrees celsius, using HWmonitor at IDLE.
Are my temperatures reasonable with a Corsair H50? My setup is push/pull exhaust in an Antec 900.
They use programs normally, like Real Temp and Core Temp. You don't really average the Core Temps out, the core temperatures don't vary much, around 5°C at most unless you mounted your cooler lopsidedly. Normally they just take the hottest core temperature they have.