Hey guys,

I'm running a dual boot system, Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and Windows 7 (running 100% for 7+ months!), with an i7 860, 8GB RAM, and Gigabyte mobo.

I've noticed that when I'm running SL, my CPU core temps seem to idle around 35C, but when I'm in Win7, they idle around 25C. What gives?

I upgraded my RAM last week and re-seated my rocketfish cpu fan (removed old thermal paste and applied a new helping), which seemed to have helped a bit, but I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed a temperature difference between their Windows and SL boots.

I'm using iStat Pro on my SL, and Core Temp on Windows.


Nick G