I just recently finished building a pc for myself for the holidays. Thankfully, all my components were in working order and the Windows 7 installation was a breeze.
I'm planning to overclock the CPU soon, so I downloaded Realtemp to monitor my temperatures. Now here's where I get confused.
In RealTemp, the temperatures on idle are around 27-31C, which surprised me quite a bit. But, in the BIOS, it reports that my temperature is around 34-38C? When I saw this, I immediately thought that these temps were too warm, at least for my taste, for a non-OC'd 2500k on a Hyper 212 EVO cooler.
So basically, RealTemp reports a different (and lower) temperature than the BIOS. I'm confused as to which one is actually true.
What do you guys think? (Sorry if this is a silly question. I'm new to this stuff )
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They are both right.
I think in the BIOS the CPU can't go into lower power states and thus is slightly higher.
In Windows it can enable the lower power states and yield a slightly lower temp CPU.
Nothing to worry about.
Every software you will use the temps will not be the same. I have the same temps on my cpu. Nothing to worry about the temps.