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cpu 59°c at rest - different cpu speeds bios / ovderdrive & others

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July 6, 2014 6:24:24 PM

With an AMD A10-6800K, when I load the uefi bios (set to normal not turbo) it shows my cpu at 4.1ghz, but when i run overdrive on pc, it says about 4.4ghz. Im curious about this, because at rest, im hovering in the upper 50°s. Spikes to about 78° - 81° opening things, and gaming depending about constant upper 60°s to upper 70°s.

Heres a cpu-z shot:



using arctic silver as the thermal paste and also using seidon 130m liquid coolant, so 50°s seems a bit off to me. I'd think anything over 40°s would be as well but not sure.

any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

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July 6, 2014 6:38:29 PM

AMD's Trinity/Richland/Kaveri APUs are often tricky to get the proper temperature reading off of. It appears you are running stock clockspeeds with an aftermarket CPU cooler so I can pretty much guarantee you that those temperatures are not correct (It looks to me like that is "Package" temperature, which I'd recommend ignoring). If your motherboard manufacturer has any software for overclocking or temperature monitoring give that a try, it should be accurate.

4.1Ghz is the baseclock, 4.4Ghz is the turbo setting that will be used whenever your APU is running within its power and thermal limits. That's perfectly normal. Maybe I am misunderstanding what the problem is?
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July 6, 2014 6:59:11 PM

thanks for the response. issue is really heat on the cpu.

ive tried a few programs to monitor cpu:
amd system monitor - low 30s
cpuid - 50 - 80
aida64 - 50 - 70
speccy - 50 - 80
speedfan - doesn't work
in ubuntu (dual boot system) psensor shows 34.

my concern is burning out my cpu or other, so trying to get it down to acceptable levels.
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July 6, 2014 7:06:06 PM

You will not burn out the CPU at stock speeds, so be at ease. APUs have always been a pain with temperature sensors, I have one myself.

None of those appear to be reporting real CPU temperatures, but that is okay - I'll explain in the next paragraph. cpuid, aida64, and speccy all seem to be reporting "CPU Package" temperature, you should ignore those ones.

AMD System monitor and Psensor look to be reporting temperature on AMD's own temperature scale, so use those. On AMD's scale 70C is considered your maximum safe temperature, and being at 34C means you are 36 degrees below the maximum safe temperature. I personally aim for 60C maximum.

As an extra note & example, because of how AMD's scale works it is possible for it to report weird temperatures. I have an APU I use in a home theatre PC, and it is very well cooled. It's temperature is often reported as -2 degrees when idle, because it is 72 degrees below max safe temperature. I can assure you that it is in fact not at 2 degrees below freezing.

Hope this helped.
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July 6, 2014 9:11:58 PM

natedawg72 said:
You will not burn out the CPU at stock speeds, so be at ease. APUs have always been a pain with temperature sensors, I have one myself.

None of those appear to be reporting real CPU temperatures, but that is okay - I'll explain in the next paragraph. cpuid, aida64, and speccy all seem to be reporting "CPU Package" temperature, you should ignore those ones.

AMD System monitor and Psensor look to be reporting temperature on AMD's own temperature scale, so use those. On AMD's scale 70C is considered your maximum safe temperature, and being at 34C means you are 36 degrees below the maximum safe temperature. I personally aim for 60C maximum.

As an extra note & example, because of how AMD's scale works it is possible for it to report weird temperatures. I have an APU I use in a home theatre PC, and it is very well cooled. It's temperature is often reported as -2 degrees when idle, because it is 72 degrees below max safe temperature. I can assure you that it is in fact not at 2 degrees below freezing.

Hope this helped.


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July 6, 2014 9:12:57 PM

Thanks for the info I really appreciate it!
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