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What does "idle" really mean?

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How long do I leave the computer alone or what do I have to do to post believable idle temps?
    
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not sure how long you should wait. but i know mine drops pretty quick if i close out all my programs and sit back for just a minute or two.
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as soon as you boot it up and it is finished loading all of your applications, that is the begining of idle, wait about 10 minutes for things to get up to temperature, and then give us a reading...
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post #4 of 9
same i close all programs and in a couple minutes its there and stays there

you may want to shorten ur sig 8 lines max i think
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OK good then mine are accurate, they rise to about 28C while watching videos and casually chatting and surfing, then after about 5-10 minutes, they go back down to 25C.
    
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Also, according to Arctic Silver 5, they'll be 2-5C colder after 200 hours, 20C idle would be awesome!!
    
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yeah, thats a good temp. i don't even know what my idle is because i'm always folding or something. i think it is in low 20s
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I just wish I could ACTUALLY see how stable it is, my vCore looks along the lines of what everybody else is running at 3.0-3.2Ghz, but Vista64 sucks balls with compatibility, I can't use Orthos or Prime95 at all, but all is good in Shadowrun all maxed out and watching a DVD at the same time, barely hits 35C, as long as it doesn't crash or BSOD it's fine by me.
    
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When your cpu usage in task manager is at 0.
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