Originally Posted by k0smo86
For sure, I have been leaving it open while stress testing and folding, where most of my CPU's time is spent. Just making sure that passive monitoring once I get everything settled is ok.
I think that what's "ok" is what you're comfortable with. I mean if I'm stress testing, then I want to know what the Maximum is whenever I check it while simultaneously being able to see the current temps (so, I leave the Real Temp window open). If I'm not stress testing, then I just leave the window closed and minimized to the Notification Area.
After a while, I learned what the highest temp is that I can achieve and then I stopped worrying about it. Although, I still keep Real Temp in the Notification Area just in case. I mean if I'm sitting here and I notice that my GPU temp is much higher than it usually is, then I can investigate immediately. Or if my CPU's core temps are higher than usual, then I can investigate immediately. Otherwise I'd be clueless and then I wouldn't be able to relax.
So I need to have Current selected for 24/7 use because that enables me to keep an eye on my temps at all times. If I use any of the other settings, then I don't get a live reading. However, that's just me; that's just my personality. Other people could argue that I'd be better off leaving Maximum selected for 24/7 use, or perhaps Average - but I have my preference and that's that.