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AMD CPU reaching 200 degrees Celsius?

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October 1, 2013 12:34:25 PM

So I was running Cinebench, and I noticed that my CPU monitoring software said my CPU was 206° Celsius.
Is this a problem with the software? Or is my CPU actually getting that hot? The heatsink is hot to the touch, but not hot enough to burn. I have tried two different monitoring software, they both say the same thing.
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October 1, 2013 12:42:08 PM

That's most likely in issue with the heat readers on your motherboard. I had a similar problem with my MSI board. I don't think CPUs can get that hot without melting, so if your computer is still running then it isn't hitting 200 degrees Celsius. It could be a software issue too.

In short, your CPU is not that hot.
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October 1, 2013 12:44:13 PM

I'd say software bug. Your computer would have shut off to protect itself before it reached that temperature.

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October 1, 2013 12:46:44 PM

Ok. So if it is an issue with the heat readers, wouldn't the fan go to full speed to cool it down if it thinks its 206°?
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October 1, 2013 12:49:20 PM

Fan speed is based on what the BIOS reads. Since the fans didn't go to full speed, the BIOS probably isn't getting the 206 degree reading that HWMonitor is getting.

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October 1, 2013 12:54:40 PM

Ok thank you for your help!
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