Hi, I just built my pc and I got the ivy bridge i5 3570k with the gigabyte z77x-ud5h mobo. I am using corsair H60 as my cooling. When in bios, I idle around 34-37c, jumps around. When i check my cores temp, core 1 is always higher then the rest of my cores. for example c1: 50c, c2: 38, c3: 30, c4: 40. Is this normal? i hear some people core 1 is always the lowest, but for me is the highest. I don't know much about intel. so if anyone know let me know, thanks
I don't know what you mean, but I am looking at my temps in my bios. for gigabyte mobo under M.I.T current status. it shows all my 4 cores temp. the first core is always the highest. it is usually around 47-50c
Depending on power management options and processor load, the scheduler may end up dumping most of the load on a single core to keep the other three in deep-sleep. This would naturally lead to whichever core inherits the workload having higher temperature than any other.
Checking core activity in task manager as WR2 suggested would quickly make it obvious whether or not this is what you are seeing.