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Inconsistant temperature readings with FX-6300

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September 15, 2013 11:45:15 PM

I have a AMD FX-6300 with stock cooling on a MSI 970A-G46 motherboard. While I am in Click BIOS, the temperature of my CPU starts out at around 38 to 40C and then keeps slowly climbing to 60C and then stops there. I have been using the computer for a while, but only recently noticed this. However, when I am in Windows, all my monitoring software (Speccy, Core-Temp, HWMonitor, etc.) says it idles at 20 to 23C. I am not sure what to believe, I am more inclined to believe my monitoring software, because I read this board is kind of bad and my processor is not showing signs of overheating. Just to be on the safe side though, I removed the stock heatsink and thermal paste, and redid the cooling with 3rd party thermal paste. I am still getting the same readings from BIOS however the CPU now idles at 15 to 20C according to my software. Does anyone have any insight into what might be going on?

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September 16, 2013 12:11:57 AM

BIOS and software measure at 2 different points on the CPU.

If you are reading the package temp on a program then it will be much lower that core temp.
Your temps are mostly fine, when you start exceeding 65C on either.
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September 16, 2013 12:20:52 AM

Novuake said:
BIOS and software measure at 2 different points on the CPU.

If you are reading the package temp on a program then it will be much lower that core temp.
Your temps are mostly fine, when you start exceeding 65C on either.


So I am good? I don't need to be freaking out and buying a 3rd party cooler or a new motherboard?
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September 16, 2013 12:29:13 AM

Nakura3 said:
Novuake said:
BIOS and software measure at 2 different points on the CPU.

If you are reading the package temp on a program then it will be much lower that core temp.
Your temps are mostly fine, when you start exceeding 65C on either.


So I am good? I don't need to be freaking out and buying a 3rd party cooler or a new motherboard?


Nope, you don't NEED to... But a cheapish (30$) aftermarket cooler is NEVER a bad idea on an AMD setup. :D 
A Xingmatic Gaia or Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO are great options for very little money.
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