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cpu at 8 degrees Celsius true or false reading

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March 6, 2014 2:12:01 PM

So i have a question my buddy just built an amd fx 8350 build and he has told me that his cpu at idle runs at 8 degrees Celsius is that even possible. It has stock settings no oc and he is using stock fan I have tried to tell him he might be reading the socket temp not the actual cpu temp.
is this even possible with a stock fan and settings

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March 6, 2014 2:16:52 PM

What's the ambient temp? It's very very uncommon to get a temp below ambient, and relies on you having enough fannage and heatsink that the windchill factor alone can cool it.

I'm picking it's a misread; some utilities have issues with some boards.
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March 6, 2014 2:19:30 PM

It's most likely a false reading. It's impossible to have temperatures below ambient. That is, unless you're cooling with liquefied gas. AMD has a reputation for temperature sensors going bad, and shelling out false readings.
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March 6, 2014 6:56:41 PM

Unless you're running your computer in a freezer that is probably a false reading. It's probably either a bad temperature sensor, or his particular monitoring software is having issues with his motherboard. I'd say check with a different monitoring software, or even check in the BIOS to see what the realistic operating temperature is.
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March 18, 2014 8:52:27 AM

Ambient temp is around 20-25C
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March 18, 2014 9:19:24 AM

What are you using to read your temps. Try something like TrueTemp or CoreTemp programs to read it.
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March 18, 2014 7:03:35 PM

HWMonitor, Speedfan, pile of options.
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March 20, 2014 12:25:57 PM

last i checked he was using hwinfo and speedfan. witch i find strange because i use hwinfo and i get accurate readings in bios and in hwinfo. and his mobo is outdated he bought it was when the first FM3+ socket came out that was able to support fx 8350
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reynerd said:
last i checked he was using hwinfo and speedfan. witch i find strange because i use hwinfo and i get accurate readings in bios and in hwinfo. and his mobo is outdated he bought it was when the first FM3+ socket came out that was able to support fx 8350


Ha. I know this is an older post but, speedfan, at least for me is inaccurate. It says that my CPU temp is 128C. Definately not true.

As for your friend with the "8C CPU". That is near freezing temperature. He may be joking, or (like my problem) the program he is using is not giving him correct info.

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