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Temperature readings on FX-8350 (a little help please)

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June 2, 2014 6:47:40 AM

Hi,

HWINFO64 shows:

CPU [0] AMD FX-8350
CPU 0 (18C)
CPU 0 Package (18C)

ITE IT8721F
CPU 37C
Motherboard (33C)

OpenHardwareMonitor shows:

Temperature 1 and Temperature 2 as matching CPU/Motherboard temps in HWINFO.
It shows 'Core 1-8' as matching the CPU 0/CPU 0 Package readings in HWINFO.

I think I'm explaining this to myself as I write but I just wanted clarification that, essentially, I can trust the CPU Core 1 - 8 numbers in Open Hardware Monitor.

I have a fairly 'extreme' speedfan profile set up which essentially keeps my rig silent until the package hits 50C and want to make sure this is ok. I assume, if I'm correct about the readings, that if the package is at 50C the cores are going to be 10C or so cooler. Is that right? I'd base it off the cores in Speedfan but I don't see that readout reported to it.

One last thing, does anyone know what my 'Temp3' reported at -128C might be in Speedfan?

Thanks,
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June 2, 2014 10:24:11 AM

jonnyapps said:
Hi,

HWINFO64 shows:

CPU [0] AMD FX-8350
CPU 0 (18C)
CPU 0 Package (18C)

ITE IT8721F
CPU 37C
Motherboard (33C)

OpenHardwareMonitor shows:

Temperature 1 and Temperature 2 as matching CPU/Motherboard temps in HWINFO.
It shows 'Core 1-8' as matching the CPU 0/CPU 0 Package readings in HWINFO.

I think I'm explaining this to myself as I write but I just wanted clarification that, essentially, I can trust the CPU Core 1 - 8 numbers in Open Hardware Monitor.

I have a fairly 'extreme' speedfan profile set up which essentially keeps my rig silent until the package hits 50C and want to make sure this is ok. I assume, if I'm correct about the readings, that if the package is at 50C the cores are going to be 10C or so cooler. Is that right? I'd base it off the cores in Speedfan but I don't see that readout reported to it.

One last thing, does anyone know what my 'Temp3' reported at -128C might be in Speedfan?

Thanks,


No idea what that speed fan temp is, but the most accurate temp measurement under load is AMD overdrives thermal margin, which is the degrees C until thermal throttling, which is 70C for the FX line of CPUs.
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June 2, 2014 10:44:22 AM

If I'm overclocking do I need to look at anything other than the 'Board Status' panel in AMD Overdrive? It gives core temps and TMPIN1 (Reading 59C off margin under load at 4ghz). Other TMPs have -256 and etc, ie aren't giving any info.

I don't want to go off this and then find it wasn't showing a vital chip's data elsewhere on the board that is affected by overclocking.
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June 2, 2014 10:47:27 AM

jonnyapps said:
If I'm overclocking do I need to look at anything other than the 'Board Status' panel in AMD Overdrive? It gives core temps and TMPIN1 (Reading 59C off margin under load at 4ghz). Other TMPs have -256 and etc, ie aren't giving any info.

I don't want to go off this and then find it wasn't showing a vital chip's data elsewhere on the board that is affected by overclocking.


CPU status is what I look at. VRMs don't have temp sensors, so there is not much you need to watch, just make sure you have a fan on the VRMs.
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