First thanks for helping; I'm kind of new to the hardware thing.
I had a Gateway FX 6801-03 with an i7 920, not overclocked, and in PC Wizard 2010 my Core Temps seemed reasonable at idle (38 - 40), my GPU seems OK (30 C), but there is a label that says "Processor" which is always much higher than any of the other temps ( it averages around 80 C at idle). I confirmed the reasonable core temps in several other programs.
I recently got a new GPU, and I moved everthing into an Antec 900 Two case. I again noticed - everything else seems fine but the "Processor" temp still hangs around an avg 80 C.
A couple of people have told me that the core temps are the important ones as far as cpu goes, and that I should just ignore the label that says "Processor". Is this true?
More aboutprocessor temp wizard 2010
they are correct
the 80c is most likely your north bridge temp
Thanks ct1615 - so do I need to worry about cooling that down? If so, what temp should I aim for on that?
Well, what I'm reading elsewhere makes it sound like I may need to do something about cooling down the NB heatsink if it is indeed getting that hot.
I have one more fan I can install in the side of the Antec case - I'll see if that helps.