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June 8, 2014 9:03:47 AM

I just got a new mobo and cpu and was running some stress tests. I used two different temperature monitoring programs (speedfan and hwmonitor) and it says that my CPU gets to 44 degrees, which I'm happy with but they both say that it's getting to 77 degrees). On hwmonitor it says TMPIN0,1 and 2 and the number one says 77 degrees and on speedfan Temp2 says 77 degrees but the other two are 39-45 degrees is this an accurate reading? If so what do I do?
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June 8, 2014 9:11:15 AM

First what motherboard do you have? At least what chipset?
For an AMD based system, this might be normal as their chipsets still consume I think 12w of power minimum. I don't have one to really check this, but my chipset which I monitor with probes shoved in the chipset heat sync typically stays under 50C. The onboard sensors typically read less than 40C.

Whichever motherboard you have, I have found it is often best to use the program provided with the motherboard to monitor temps. I find it to be a lot more accurate than some other hardware.

If it is running too hot, honestly I'm not sure what you could do. You could remove the heatsink and apply better thermal paste, but that may void your warranty. Or you could try and cool the inside of the case better in general.
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June 8, 2014 9:15:26 AM

IInuyasha74 said:
First what motherboard do you have? At least what chipset?
For an AMD based system, this might be normal as their chipsets still consume I think 12w of power minimum. I don't have one to really check this, but my chipset which I monitor with probes shoved in the chipset heat sync typically stays under 50C. The onboard sensors typically read less than 40C.

Whichever motherboard you have, I have found it is often best to use the program provided with the motherboard to monitor temps. I find it to be a lot more accurate than some other hardware.

If it is running too hot, honestly I'm not sure what you could do. You could remove the heatsink and apply better thermal paste, but that may void your warranty. Or you could try and cool the inside of the case better in general.


Motherboard - MSI 970A-G46. I'm using arctic silver 5 and a corsair hydro series h75 so I don't think that's the problem. What monitor should I use for this MSI board?
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June 8, 2014 10:24:49 AM

Not the thermal paste and heatsink on the CPU, there is one on the motherboard over the chipset...
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June 8, 2014 10:26:04 AM

As for the program, I am not sure for MSI but it looks like it might be the MSI Control Center
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June 8, 2014 3:18:15 PM

IInuyasha74 said:
As for the program, I am not sure for MSI but it looks like it might be the MSI Control Center


I tried control centre and it worked, the 77 degrees it said came from no where, it's more like 35 degrees. It's working fine now, I OC'd my FX 8320 to 4 Ghz and it's really good.
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