> Not sure if the core duos work the same as older 2 CPU and 4 CPU
> motherboards, but there are some BIOS functions that always use the first
> CPU.  So you never get true SMP because the hardware uses the first CPU more
> to service interrupts.

True, but interrupt handling and minimal background processing should
not cause a core to be 15 C hotter. I guess the original poster can
mention the load on both cores (or post a top snapshot) so we can see
if there is some load on the system.

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