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CPU Temperature Question

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Last response: in CPUs
January 12, 2014 3:26:34 PM

Hello I just finished building my new rig and I have a couple questions concerning my temperatures and the mild overclock of my AMD 8320. Let me start by saying that from the outside looking in (mostly using google to learn about overclocking) this community has been a great tool for many people.

I have my 8320 plugged into an Asus M5A97 R2.0 clocked at 4ghz on stock voltage.
8 GB of Gskill Ripjaw X RAM @ 1866 mghz (although it's registering @ 1600 and i haven't played with it). I am also using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

After running prime 95 for about an hour my computer was running smoothly @ 100% load and I was wondering what you thought of the temperatures I was getting. I've read multiple times that the recommended max temps are 72C CPU Socket and 62C CPU core temp. My question is when using Core Temp and CPUID Hardware Monitor, I am not sure which temp is which. I took a Screenshot of my programs while running Prime 95 and was hoping someone could clarify my temps for me.

I am assuming (and hoping) that the temp in red is my CPU socket and well under the suggested maximum and the temp highlighted in green is my CPU core temp and also well below suggested maximums.

Thank you in advance for any help, it is greatly appreciated from someone who is new like myself.


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January 12, 2014 3:37:03 PM

You are correct in your assumptions of which temperature is which, and those are very nice temps for your CPU, congrats on your new build!
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January 12, 2014 3:37:57 PM

try using open hardware monitor. the software your using looks old. the newer one will say cpu 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. for each core and cpu sensor for the whole cpu chip.
January 12, 2014 3:51:08 PM

Thank you for your help gentleman. I went and downloaded the open hardware monitor as well smorizio thank you for the recommendation!