the ambient is about 77-79f. i just installed a newer version of core temp. now my tjmax is 98c and it says im runing about 38-40c
as for the tim not spreading.. when i first installed the heatsink. only like a tiny bit touched it so i know that it wasnt seating right. i had a feeling thats what it was too but i wanted to check a couple things first. i personally dont like seeing these kind of temps at idle. thats about wher my load temps were on my e8500
god i cant wait to get my new waterblock this blows.
so is it common for the uefi to put a big load on the cpu and cause it to heat up. and are the temps more accurate in the uefi then say speedfan or coretemp.
i should probably look into updating the "bios" on this thing. anyway im crashing out. thanks for the quick responses.