So I decided to run a stress test with Prime 95 to look how things looked. It was still on stock speed. No overclocking yet.
I have a Hyper 212 EVO (w/ AS5 Thermal Paste) cooling a 2500K.
On RealTemp, there is one temperature that is confusing me. The first core is coming in around 45-46C. The rest of the cores are at ~52C. I then double checked with HWMonitor and the same temperatures are occurring. Why do you think the first core is so much cooler? Also, I think it might be a flaw in applying thermal paste. This was my first time applying thermal paste. (I used the "baggie method" that Newegg shows in their "Building a Computer" tutorial on youtube) Looking around on the internet, I've seen people saying that isn't the best way to apply it, in fact it's a bad way. It just seemed the easiest to me. So, do you think it might be a thermal paste problem and I need to reapply?
For reference, Idle temps are about 30C for all. Ambient temps are 25.5C.