So for the longest time, I had thought 'System temp" to be the ambient temperature inside my case.
I noticed it was at 36c today, so I stuck my hand behind my case, it was NOT 36c. more like 21-25c.
I played some games, noticed it went up to around 50c(cpu temp was 43c). It dissipated within about 5-10 mins, so again, I doubt it was ambient temp.
Then I checked bios - Indeed, my CPU is running a good 3-10c colder than my "System temp"
So what's the culprit here? Is my system temp sensor not ambient case temp? Is it a bad sensor?
Is my CPU sensor bad?
Confused is me.
EDIT: Also, for what it's worth, my case has a vent near the cpu with a circular metal thing that leads the air directly into the CPU. Could this be the cause?