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Would 60 degrees CPU at idle be expected in my situation?

I recently speed built a computer to confirm everything was working and it went right to post and I was able to get into the BIOS (thank god :D), but I have noticed that my CPU temp showing in the BIOS was upwards of 60 or so degrees. I know this isn't normal but there are a couple aspects that could contribute to this. First off, cable management is non existent - I have all the cables sprawled out everywhere blocking any sort of airflow. The side panels are currently off - consistent airflow is not possible. I'm using the stock heatsink - self explanatory. I'm just wondering if even in my situation (which I plan on fixing completely tomorrow), is 60 degrees abnormal? I just want to make sure it's not an underlying problem with the CPU. Note, I am using the FX-6300.
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  1. in BIOS the cpu is @ 100% usage and it gets warmer. Try to monitor your temps under windows.

    PS still, 60 degrees its a little to hot. Check if your cooler is monted corectly and if you applied thermal paste to the heatsink.
  2. I had never realized BIOS puts 100 load on the CPU... And yes there is thermal paste and I did mount it properly.
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    crisan_tiberiu said:
    in BIOS the cpu is @ 100% usage and it gets warmer. Try to monitor your temps under windows.

    PS still, 60 degrees its a little to hot. Check if your cooler is monted corectly and if you applied thermal paste to the heatsink.


    No it is not at 100% load during the BIOS/UEFI settings. You have no idea what you are talking about.

    Anonymous said:
    I had never realized BIOS puts 100 load on the CPU... And yes there is thermal paste and I did mount it properly.


    60 degrees is a bit high but it's not unheard of for stock cooling solutions to get quite warm. Furthermore, the AMD FX series microprocessors are power guzzlers to begin with.

    That temperature isn't hot enough to cause damage or anything, but you should definitely work on it
  4. I'll be redoing all the wiring and swapping in a 212 plus. I hope that solves the problem.
  5. sorry, my bad.. i wanted to say that in BIOS the CPU will stay @ 3,5 GHz, not max load but max speed (not turbo) and thats why in BIOS it will be a little warmer, still 60 degres is hot :)
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