Long story short. Kind of newer to building PC's. Just built one 2 weeks ago.
My CPU is the FX-8320. Playing WoW on ultra settings, HW monitor tells me that I'm at around 48C..Yesterday i went out and bought the Cooler Master Hyper N520. Installed it. Now when i play WoW, i peak around 42-46C...Are those normal temps? Also i idle around 38C...I figured this new cooler would drop my temps more then they are? Maybe i didn't apply the thermal paste good enough? I'm also running Prime 95 right now. Been running for 20minutes so far. Maxed it up to 57C so far....Are these good temps?
It does sound more-or-less correct. What is the temperature in the room? If its 25(Celsius) degrees in the room - you should land in around 55C. Although you got the wrong cooler. Hyper 212 Evo is 5 bucks cheaper and 5C cooler, but it it considerably taller. If you are getting a larger difference than 30 degrees from your room temperature and CPU temperature - consider reapplying the thermal paste. Use as little as possible to cover the complete CPU heatspreader. It has to be a near transparent film. Cheers.
After doing some research with google. Looks like i was reading the Socket Temp instead of my Core Temp. So as it stands right now, Prime95 has been running for 43 minutes on "blend". HW monitor is showing my Core temp @ 57c. And my Socket temp @ 41c. Sorry for the confusion. So are these normal temps then? I am new at all this. Sorry
...Does HWMonitor say your CPU/APU temp is 70C when idling but your CPU socket feels cool to the touch? Is Core Temp only reading 10C but it's not possible because your room is 28C? The reason is that these and other 3rd party programs are not interpreting the AMD TCTL signal correctly, although they seem to work fine for Intel CPUs.
The first thing to know is that recent AMD CPUs and APUs have two indicators involving temperature.
One is CPU socket temperature. Socket temperature is a real temperature of what your motherboard sees and reports in your BIOS and motherboard utility software (Easytune, A tuning, MSI Command Center, ect). Socket temperature is a great indication of your idle CPU temperature, but it is much less accurate during heavy loads.
The second, and trickier temperature to understand, is thermal margin. "Thermal Margin indicates how far the current operating temperature is below the
maximum operating temperature of the processor." -AMD. Further information can be found in the BIOS and Kernal Developer's Guide This temperature is based off of precise calculations that are very accurate during heavy loads. This is what you should be concerned with while stress testing your CPU. This is also the signal that is most often erroneously interpretted by 3rd party programs like HWMonitor, ect. Use AMD Overdrive to measure thermal margin...