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I've been looking online at other people's temps of their 2500k's, and have noticed that people with much better coolers than my Hyper 212+ have higher temps than me, even at stock clocks.

I idle around 28-30C. I expected it to be worse, but should I be worried that the temps aren't being read correctly?

Second thing, I have noticed that one particular core of my CPU (Core #1) is normally 5-7C higher than the other cores (depending on load). Does this mean that I didn't seat my cooler correctly, or is this normal? I did not lap my heatsink or CPU, so I assume that there could be uneven surfaces on both that would contribute to this unevenness.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4
Hyper 212+ cant be lapped
dont lap a sandybridge, gains are within 2-3*c

Reseat if you think its needed.
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I wasn't really sure if you could lap a Hyper 212+ because of the exposed heat-pipes.

It is worth it to do a re-seat? Not sure if I want to go back through re-attaching the Hyper 212+. It wasn't that hard, but I was somewhat scared of how much pressure I was putting on the CPU when I was torquing down the screws (just until snug. I'm experienced with machinery).
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God damn pos phone logged me out and lost everything.

1- read RealTemp documentation about temps and myths / inaccuracies. Your fine don't reseat unless you think you can do a better job. I'm just getting kind of tired of people recommending a reseat when they don't even mention idle temps and even load temps can be off by as much as 10C.

2- a 2-3C improvement would be good.

3- 212 can be lapped if you are super careful and work with higher grit. It already comes pretty flat so you don't have to do any real grinding down.
    
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