if you have a B3 it is 80, if it's a G0 it's 90
Originally Posted by TwoCables
It could be, but that's something you can probably find out by doing some testing. Visit Real Temp's Documentation page, otherwise known as the "Installation & Calibration Page", and read it very carefully. It's very important. You will get an idea of how to find out what your TjMax might be so your temps are nearly accurate and thus more reasonable. You'll also learn that Intel didn't design these temp sensors for us to use as veritable thermometers, but rather, as sensors that will tell the CPU to shut itself off if it gets too hot. So, therefore, the idle temps are usually far less accurate than the full load temps. You'll also see that Intel also said that we shouldn't use these sensors to find out what our idle temps are due to this inaccuracy and due to the purpose of these sensors.
Once you've read and understood this page, you'll have a much deeper understanding that I'm willing to bet you'll be glad to have as it will make everything crystal clear (or at least it'll bring you much closer to that point).
Originally Posted by ericeod
It is a fact that the software is not accurate the farther the temps are from TJmax. So idle temps are not very accurate. But rest assured, once you get ccloser to TJmax, it becomes reasonably accurate, and at TJmax is dead on. Idle temps are not as important anyways (unless it is running hot which could mean a bad seat).