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i7 2600K Idle temp jumps from 26 to 38

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I'm not sure if this is normal but it seems like my idle temps on i7 2600K can't make up their mind. They jump back and forth from 26 to 38 all the time. Like 26, 30, 38, 27, 36 etc. each second. Is this normal behavior and in that case is my idle temp the minimum or maximum value? I'm asking because I've never seen anyone saying they that "I have an idle temp of 26-38". I've used CoreTemp and RealTemp and I get the same readings on both. Also tried with stock cooler, 212+ and Noctua NH-D14 and they all give me jumpy idle temps.
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Each core has different temps. but they shouldn't jump back and forth that much though.

go into bios and check if the same thing happens.
    
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Speedstep...
Your processor is bumping the multiplier every time you launch an app and / or background application is working.
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Try updating to the newest version of RealTemp (3.67)
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