Different CPU Temperatures with Different Programs


I just assembled my new computer and I installed a temperature monitoring program after installing Windows. My chip is a i5 760 2.8Ghz with the stock heat sink & fan, and nothing is overclocked.

Hmonitor gives me a reading of CPU 1 = 32C but CPU 2 = 87C!

I then installed a couple of different programs and got these results:
Core Temp shows all 4 core readings between 28C and 33C
SpeedFan shows all 4 core reading between 14C and 19C but also shows a AUX at 88C!

Should I be worried about any of these higher than normal readings? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I would check temps in BIOS and compare. Third party utilities are not always compatible with hardware which could explain some of those readings.
  2. Thanks! I installed Asus Probe on my motherboard cd and checked the Bios and they both give me readings of +/- 40C. Is this a stable temperature for my cpu when it's idle? I thought it should be lower but I've never really monitored this kind of thing before.
  3. That is a fine temp for I5 with a stock fan.
  4. Thanks for the quick response. When it's under load, it seems to vary between high 40's to low 60's. Asus probe has a default setting to set the alarm at 60C which is now going off every time I load up a game. I'm not sure how accurate it is because it gets up to 62C and then drops 10C about 5 seconds later and repeats. Do you think this is ok? There's no chance of anything melting is there? Thanks again for the input!
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