Hello, I just recently built a PC with an i7-2600k CPU. I also installed a Hyper evo 212 cooler with it. At idle Core 1- 30 core 2- 26 core 3- 31 core 4- 32. I know these temps are good temps but should my 2nd core be that low? even on load core 2 sometimes will be 3-5 degrees in difference.
I wish I knew why myself, my core temps are never the exact same. I guess (and Enthusiast would know better) that the cores never get the exact voltages with the exact same amout of thermal paste at the exact time (with who knows what other variables in play). Kinda like your two feet, you never maintain 50% pressure on each foot when standing still or walking. (Hey, I just thought that analogy up, don't hate!! Haha)