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April 7, 2014 11:32:48 AM

Hi guys , built my first pc ( for gaming + ) and I'm just not sure if this is right ??? My cpu idles at 7c , light load 26c and couple hours gaming 61c . My issue is with the super cool idle temp , everything is fine but its realy bugging me and as a newbie to pc I realy dont want to damage my machine , also bios states my cpu temp 34c ish idle which is why I am here , I built this pc reading these forums so I know one of you guys can help me , thanks in advance for any replies

cant upload a pic but hwmonitor and core temp give exactly the same reading

Daryl

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April 7, 2014 11:49:10 AM

The temperatures are nice and cool. You do have a lot of overclocking headroom which is great. I would only worry about temperatures when the CPU goes above 84c.
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April 7, 2014 11:50:04 AM

well, your cpu does not idle at 7c. never will. what temp monitoring tool did you use that said it idled at 7c? trust your bios's reading of 34c.
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April 7, 2014 11:50:27 AM

It is almost certain that 7 degrees is a false reading. You better use a software provided by the motherboard manufacturer.
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April 7, 2014 11:53:21 AM

Effeectt said:
The temperatures are nice and cool. You do have a lot of overclocking headroom which is great. I would only worry about temperatures when the CPU goes above 84c.


just wondering, why do you think 84c is the limit, and why so specific?
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April 7, 2014 12:06:58 PM

Piledriver/bulldozer cpus don't often report their temps right. My fx8320 does almost the exact same thing your fx6350 does... once my 8320 drops bellow 35C the temps reported at usully around 5C-10C... this is a common problem with piledriver.

Your 61C is a little more problematic. do you have the stock cpu cooler? do you know if that's accurate (easiest way to tell would be to check out your motherboard temps on a program called HWmonitor. The hottest temp on your motherboard is the "socket" temp for your cpu. When your piledriver reports 61C the socket temp should be around 70C if it's reporting it accurately. Let us know if that's the case.

Effeectt said:
The temperatures are nice and cool. You do have a lot of overclocking headroom which is great. I would only worry about temperatures when the CPU goes above 84c.


not sure where you're getting 84C from... just know that piledriver temp throttles long before that temp... actually when you get to 65C on the cpu cores, or 72C on the socket the cpu gets downclocked... now if we were talking about an intel cpu, yeah, long term use over 80-85C will damage the cpu. But an AMD cpu reporting it's temps right will never get that hot.
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April 7, 2014 12:35:07 PM

ingtar33 said:
Piledriver/bulldozer cpus don't often report their temps right. My fx8320 does almost the exact same thing your fx6350 does... once my 8320 drops bellow 35C the temps reported at usully around 5C-10C... this is a common problem with piledriver.

Your 61C is a little more problematic. do you have the stock cpu cooler? do you know if that's accurate (easiest way to tell would be to check out your motherboard temps on a program called HWmonitor. The hottest temp on your motherboard is the "socket" temp for your cpu. When your piledriver reports 61C the socket temp should be around 70C if it's reporting it accurately. Let us know if that's the case.

Effeectt said:
The temperatures are nice and cool. You do have a lot of overclocking headroom which is great. I would only worry about temperatures when the CPU goes above 84c.


not sure where you're getting 84C from... just know that piledriver temp throttles long before that temp... actually when you get to 65C on the cpu cores, or 72C on the socket the cpu gets downclocked... now if we were talking about an intel cpu, yeah, long term use over 80-85C will damage the cpu. But an AMD cpu reporting it's temps right will never get that hot.


Wow , thanks for the response , I underestimated how many people would answer . I am using hwmonitor and core temp , both give the exact same reading and yes the socket temp is always a few degrees hotter , I should have mentioned that I OCd it to 4.4ghz so it will get a little hotter , prime 95 got it up to 75c before I wussed out and stopped at test 9 (20mins) My system is stable and its just this low temp is bugging the hell out of me just in case I am actually damaging it , am I being stupid here but how can I upload a couple of screen shots ? It may help you see what I'm seeing .
Oh yeah , thanks for your time everybody much appreciated
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April 7, 2014 12:41:36 PM

dazkirbo said:
Wow , thanks for the response , I underestimated how many people would answer . I am using hwmonitor and core temp , both give the exact same reading and yes the socket temp is always a few degrees hotter , I should have mentioned that I OCd it to 4.4ghz so it will get a little hotter , prime 95 got it up to 75c before I wussed out and stopped at test 9 (20mins) My system is stable and its just this low temp is bugging the hell out of me just in case I am actually damaging it , am I being stupid here but how can I upload a couple of screen shots ? It may help you see what I'm seeing .
Oh yeah , thanks for your time everybody much appreciated


Ok... so when the cpu was reporting 75C what was the socket reporting? generally your cpu will be throttling back at that temp... in my experience whether running prime95 or intel burn test-avx, if my piledriver throttled back the temps dropped a bit and stopped rising.

are you using the stock cpu cooler?
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April 7, 2014 1:00:25 PM

Ok... so when the cpu was reporting 75C what was the socket reporting? generally your cpu will be throttling back at that temp... in my experience whether running prime95 or intel burn test-avx, if my piledriver throttled back the temps dropped a bit and stopped rising.

are you using the stock cpu cooler?[/quotemsg]

No , it was noisy as hell and higher temp accross everything , I cant remember what it is but think artic 7 evo 2 , only £20 I'm loking for the box now but this was meant to be good for my mobo and cpu , computer shop sold me it knowing what setup I had and it did clip right on and dropped my temps right down , but straight after that I get super cool temps which I obviosly know are false , I just wonder if there is an eco setting somewhere that may cut the voltage when the cpu is not in use? I guess this may be just a niggle I have to put up with then so am i quite safe by relying on HWmonitor for max temp readings ?

HWmonitor reading right now only browsing ussage;
ASUS Socket value 33c max 34c

AMD FX6350
Package value 15c max 27c

this will drop to 7c once i exit the browser , how can i upload some shots on here please
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April 7, 2014 1:15:58 PM

well, im sure there are several programs that underclock it at high temps, but try your bios first, it usually has an option for that, if not then the only program i know of would be speedfan.
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April 7, 2014 6:52:56 PM

dazkirbo said:
No , it was noisy as hell and higher temp accross everything , I cant remember what it is but think artic 7 evo 2 , only £20 I'm loking for the box now but this was meant to be good for my mobo and cpu , computer shop sold me it knowing what setup I had and it did clip right on and dropped my temps right down , but straight after that I get super cool temps which I obviosly know are false , I just wonder if there is an eco setting somewhere that may cut the voltage when the cpu is not in use? I guess this may be just a niggle I have to put up with then so am i quite safe by relying on HWmonitor for max temp readings ?

HWmonitor reading right now only browsing ussage;
ASUS Socket value 33c max 34c

AMD FX6350
Package value 15c max 27c

this will drop to 7c once i exit the browser , how can i upload some shots on here please


quiet and cool will downclock your cpu automatically when not in use. make sure it's enabled and in power saving mode.
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April 9, 2014 10:43:15 AM

quiet and cool will downclock your cpu automatically when not in use. make sure it's enabled and in power saving mode. [/quotemsg]

Thanks ingtar33 , I'm not sure I can use quiet and cool as I'm not totally sure if I'm throttling my cpu with heat , something I;m going to test soon but thank you for letting me know what quiet and cool actually does , learning something every day here :D 
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