FX8350 temps seem way too low

So out of curiosity I ran prime95 for around ten minutes and hardware monitor and speedfan were telling me my max temp was 39c, what really confused me though, is literely 5 seconds after i closed prime95 it shot back down to 14c, I have a thermaltake nic c5 cooler but there is no way they are actually running this low, is there anywhere I can find my actual temps? Its running at stock clocks by the way.

specs if needed: FX8350 cpu, msi 970a g46 MoBo
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  1. http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

    Try that mate. See if the comes up with anything different?
  2. Try http://www.cpuid.com/download/hwmonitor/HWMonitor_115_setup.exe
    As it is one of the most trusted CPU temp monitors around. If that still reports as very low, then I wouldn't be worried unless it starts to drop below 10 degrees or so. In fact, it's a bit of a plus because you can OC a lot more seeing as the non OCed is running low!

    If it does fall below 10 - 5 degrees then definitely get it swapped as it could cause some damage to the board as well :/
  3. bouncedk said:
    I'm too lazy to copy/paste the same answer whenever this question pops up, so
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1963040/8320-running-cool-crazy.html#12352144


    So you're saying that even under max load for 10 minutes straight this didn't go over 40c in prime95? doesn't that seem a bit low?
  4. bouncedk said:
    Nope, seems pretty normal to me.


    Well alright then, thanks for the advice :)
  5. Word of friendly advice: do not run Prime95 w/ your current MSI 970 G46 board. The support for the 8350 on that board is shaky at best and has been know to blow due to the very poor VRMs that MSI used on that motherboard series (G43, 45, and 46). The board cannot handle full voltage load of the 8350 cpus when at 100%. Google search for evidence if you need it.
  6. CooLWoLF said:
    Word of friendly advice: do not run Prime95 w/ your current MSI 970 G46 board. The support for the 8350 on that board is shaky at best and has been know to blow due to the very poor VRMs that MSI used on that motherboard series (G43, 45, and 46). The board cannot handle full voltage load of the 8350 cpus when at 100%. Google search for evidence if you need it.


    Yeah, the motherboard is definantly where I cheaped out, I need a new one, thanks for the advice
  7. You are probably fine with it, but if have problems... you know where first to look. If you want to OC, I would wait and upgrade your board.
    Temps look fine to me as well.
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