Originally Posted by Woody87
Comparing temperatures to other users is not really useful since the accuracy of on board temperature measuring is usually not that high. Significant variations would be cause for concern but generally the temperatures are a reference for comparison to different operating conditions on that machine alone.
For instance, if your machine idles at 32C and your buddy's identical machine sitting right next to yours idles at 29C this is normal and doesn't mean that your buddy's machine may have been put together better or has a better CPU. It could also just be an error in the sensors.
I agree partially.
If your machine idles at 32 and your buddy's idles at 29 is ok
But if your machine idles at 55 and everybody else's machine idles at 30, then you better start worrying
That is the point of this thread: to allow for a general comparison. Someone who just bought his/her laptop will surely be curious if his system is working OK, and in this thread they may have a place to compare. If we all assume that "this temps are too innacurate to be of any use", we won't never have a large sample to know if our system "working at 55c" is just normal or something wrong.