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I'm worried about my CPU temperature, can someone help me?

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July 7, 2013 7:57:30 PM

My processor is the A10-5700 APU from AMD, and i'm really worried about my CPU temperature because every program tells me a different temp.

http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Flopus101/media/CPUte...
(take a look at the picture and click on the zoom button if its too small)

as you can see in the picture, speccy and core temp are telling me im getting 85 C when i was playing BF3 (which is very CPU intensive). 85 C is ridiculous considering that the max temp. for my CPU should be 71 C (it also reached 113 C before i cleaned my heatsink a few hours ago), but AMD overdrive is telling me im getting only 35 C, can someone please explain this to me?
another weird thing is that core temp. would stay around 20 C when not running any games, but as soon as i open speccy, BOTH speccy AND core temp. suddenly jump to around 60 C, im really confused :??: 
July 7, 2013 8:01:00 PM

I take it you are using a stock cooler? case? size fans... overclocked...?
July 7, 2013 8:04:17 PM

Flopus said:
My processor is the A10-5700 APU from AMD, and i'm really worried about my CPU temperature because every program tells me a different temp.

http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Flopus101/media/CPUte...
(take a look at the picture and click on the zoom button if its too small)

as you can see in the picture, speccy and core temp are telling me im getting 85 C when i was playing BF3 (which is very CPU intensive). 85 C is ridiculous considering that the max temp. for my CPU should be 71 C (it also reached 113 C before i cleaned my heatsink a few hours ago), but AMD overdrive is telling me im getting only 35 C, can someone please explain this to me?
another weird thing is that core temp. would stay around 20 C when not running any games, but as soon as i open speccy, BOTH speccy AND core temp. suddenly jump to around 60 C, im really confused :??: 


corroded said:
I take it you are using a stock cooler? case? size fans... overclocked...?


No, its not overclocked, and everything i'm using came with my PC; i didnt buy any new coolers, fans, cases, etc.
This is my PC info (if you need it): http://tinyurl.com/csumgor
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July 7, 2013 8:17:51 PM
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I can't open a larger image of what was posted, but I can tell you of an interesting phenomena with reading CPU thermals. There are essentially two sets of sensors, one in the socket, and a digital thermal sensor (DTS) on the cores. The one on the socket is great for reading idles, or perhaps even low-load temps, but tends to be inaccurate at full load since it is not on the CPU itself. The DTS reading is corrected to provide a more accurate reading of the CPU unit at full load.

A lot of people who get into overclocking bumble into this issue at some point or another. What you have witnessed here may be an extreme case of that. Sensors, after all, are not perfect, and while they will remain precise, that does not mean they are accurate.

I would keep a log for a number of days of your thermals. Be sure to keep track of idle, load, and ambient temperatures. Maybe you can figure out the rhyme to reason behind this.
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July 7, 2013 8:27:41 PM

I can say that if cleaning your system lowered temps you may want to reaply thermal paste. Maybe when the system was build it didnt recieve enough thermal paste or none at all, also if the HP applied it they have used a very cheap one and it can become solid pretty soon loosing it's conductivity propieties.


Well it also may be software problem. AMD dont have good reputation with its sensor readings, you likely will end with trying to get down temps as much as possible and forgeting the problem sooner or later. One of the very extreme solution may be buying a new cooler but well, that's all up to you.
July 8, 2013 4:54:14 PM

horaciopz said:
I can say that if cleaning your system lowered temps you may want to reaply thermal paste. Maybe when the system was build it didnt recieve enough thermal paste or none at all, also if the HP applied it they have used a very cheap one and it can become solid pretty soon loosing it's conductivity propieties.


Well it also may be software problem. AMD dont have good reputation with its sensor readings, you likely will end with trying to get down temps as much as possible and forgeting the problem sooner or later. One of the very extreme solution may be buying a new cooler but well, that's all up to you.

thank you and everyone else that answered :) 
And i just purchased an arctic silver thermal paste for only $3 from newegg, hopefully it will do the trick, thanks again
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