Not exactly idle, forgot I was formatting a 600G HD as well. But even before I was formatting, the temps were the same.
Youre fine. I wanted you to see that by using 1 core primarily itd get hotter than the others. This will change, as each app has different demands, and 1 core, or the core being used the most, will be the hottest
Thanks! I'm a noob when it comes to multi core cpus. My last computer wasn't even a 64 bit! Its been a while! I just read that the phenoms max temp was 62 and I wanted to make sure that 53C as a high was ok. Thanks again!
Those temps are fine and well under the limits. A decent Zalman barrel cooler should lock you down under 40 in most cases though. I would be more worried about your chipset and GPU temps atm.