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Intel i5 2500k temps misreadings?

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June 15, 2011 1:13:41 PM

I am running an Intel i5 2500k a stock speeds with a cool master hyper 212. Also I got this in a an Antec twelve hundred case. My readings on my temp from the bios is about 42c idle and my CPUID idle temps are 25/22/23/28(the different core temps) am i getting bad readings and if so which temp should i believe... Also the room temperature is about 68F right now. At load the highest iv seen the temps go up to on the CPUID are about 45-48c.
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June 15, 2011 1:22:29 PM

Those temps are fine; some hardware monitor programs aren't accurate with certain boards. No need to worry; some variance between core temps is normal.
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June 15, 2011 4:26:14 PM

Temps from the BIOS are always going to be higher, as the CPU cannot go into low-power idle mode until it's fully booted into Windows.
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June 15, 2011 5:07:58 PM

Um, why are you at stock speeds? That's a beastly CPU, designed to be OCed.
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June 16, 2011 3:19:11 PM

kajabla said:
Um, why are you at stock speeds? That's a beastly CPU, designed to be OCed.


Because I am using my pc for gaming and currently I have no need for higher clock speeds... My build is 2500k/ evga gtx 570 sc, and ddr 3 8gb 1600mhz... It tears through everything on max settings I can even play Metro 2033 maxed out...
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June 16, 2011 3:19:31 PM

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