I've just built my first PC last night and probably messed up the heatsink application, so I have been monitoring closely and now seeking for advise.
I was told that it should be max at 40 C at idle (i3, stock), and I was getting 45 C in bios. The general consensus was that it is safe to use, but hot and I should reapply for best results.
I have installed windows, some drivers, and hwmonitor. And I am getting radically different temperatures. Most often around 22 °C for the cores, +5 for the package while idling and downloading windows updates; spiking to 37-40 °C periodically.
That sounds good right? Not only well within safety margins so far, but what you would expect from a properly install heatsink (aka, I would not benefit more than a degree or two from re-applying) Can I trust hwmonitor or does it display inaccurate data? Does my bios temperature being so much higher make sense?