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AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz temperature questions

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July 20, 2013 11:13:11 PM

CPU = AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz.
Mobo = ASRock 990 FX.
CPU Cooler = Hyper TX3 or something like that. *Using two fans for push/pull.

ON ASRock's Xtreme Tuning Utility it lists my CPU Temp as 44C (I'm at about 15% processor load.) While at the sametime, Core Temp says I'm only at 27C. So I downloaded Open Hardware, and it was one figure under the 990FX X3 of 44C (same as Tuning Utility) but under the GPU Core it says 27C.

My question is which one is the right one? I mean, idling 27C seems pretty fair, while 44C seems really high. Under load AS Tuning Utility said I was in the upper 60s, while Core Temp was reporting 45-55C.

I'm new to the whole self build scene and just want to make sure I'm not going to fry my CPU. =/

Update*
Double checked all my fans, everything is blowing in the right direction. My CPU cooler is pulling in from the bottom and pushing straight out the top so it fits in with about 1/4" of space in between it and my RAM (which have ungodly heatsinks)
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July 20, 2013 11:25:58 PM

Can't imagine why those reading would be different, don't worry, even if you are hitting in the 60s it won't really hurt at all, I would only start to worry if you ever get into the 70s but I use Core Temp and it seems reliable enough. What is you room ambient temperature like, at a guess?
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July 20, 2013 11:28:17 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Can't imagine why those reading would be different, don't worry, even if you are hitting in the 60s it won't really hurt at all, I would only start to worry if you ever get into the 70s but I use Core Temp and it seems reliable enough. What is you room ambient temperature like, at a guess?


Mmm, 72-74F most days.
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July 20, 2013 11:31:24 PM

Well in that case 27*C seems believable, I have roughly the same at idle and browsing the web, and I would agree the 44*C would seem to be too high unless the heatsink isn't applied properly. But overall don't worry, even if the highest reported temps are correct you aren't even near damaging your CPU at all
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July 20, 2013 11:34:43 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Well in that case 27*C seems believable, I have roughly the same at idle and browsing the web, and I would agree the 44*C would seem to be too high unless the heatsink isn't applied properly. But overall don't worry, even if the highest reported temps are correct you aren't even near damaging your CPU at all


Awesome, thanks for the help mate!
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