Even when I close HWiNFO in the system tray, the problem still exists. Setting fans back to system auto does fix the issue of the temp spike, but my laptop ends up feeling overheated because the fans are on so low.
I'm not sure that HWiNFO is causing this or if maybe i busted my sensors somehow.
Are temp spikes really normal? because no matter what temp and rpm I set at custom auto, at #2 it would just randomly jump to #3 for a second. and when that happens HWiNFO says the temperature's increased suddenly by around 8-10 degrees Celsius (but, physically, i don't feel any temp increase), but then goes back down to its the previous temp. This happens at any temperature I've tried so far.