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When I cold boot and check the CPU temperature in the BIOS it instantly says 63+ if I reset the CMOS and cold boot up again it will say 30-40+ but then when I restart again it will instantly say 63+ anyone any idea what is going on?

Processor is i7 2600k

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63°C is a very good temperature for a computer's innards.

The CMOS probably powers the thermometer as well so when you reset it the thermometer in the computer has to restart which takes a while but when you don't twiddle with the CMOS it'll stay stable.

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Actually 63C is quite high for idle on that CPU. i7s run hot, sure, but 63C is too high to be considered "normal". – Matthieu Cartier Jan 20 '11 at 1:47
Yeah I'm sure its an incorrect reading, 63+ on cold boot? I don't understand. – Questionable Jan 20 '11 at 2:06
@Question Cold boot? You said restart above. – digitxp Jan 20 '11 at 2:51

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