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my friend got an AMD 6800K APU and it idles at 46c and 26c under load

This we dont get. i have pulled the HSF applies arctic MX4, re installed windows, re seated the CPU.

What happens is the CPU under idle according to AMD overdrive and other monitoring apps will idle at around 40-50c but then when you start a game or put it under any load the temps actually drop to around 23c. and sometimes the PC will even shut itself off.

IS this common or what?
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  1. it does not drop to 23c, whatever is telling you that is wrong. try some other programs to check the temp at load.
  2. Danbuscus25 said:
    it does not drop to 23c, whatever is telling you that is wrong. try some other programs to check the temp at load.



    tell you what. re read my post and then give me an answer worth reading.
  3. or, you could try some temp monitoring software you havent tried yet, im sure you havent tried everything.
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    Your temp sensor is likely dodgy
  5. ^^ most likely if multiple programs get 23c.
  6. Mac266 said:
    Your temp sensor is likely dodgy


    Probably true. the funny thing is i said i did try multiple temp monitoring programs and they all read the same, but some people cant read.

    AMD Overdrive,HW Monitor,speed fan, and even the motherboads bios even reads 40 something C at idle.
  7. i read it fine, i was suggesting you try some more.
  8. Danbuscus25 said:
    i read it fine, i was suggesting you try some more.


    Like? i mean AMD overdrive and HW monitor are like the only 2 even used these days. speedfan is old but i tried it anyways.

    so what do you use? something from 1998 to monitor your temps?
  9. speccy (my favorite,from 2013 btw), amd overdrive, speedfan, hwmonitor, open hardware, and the included temp monitor that came with my driver disk.
  10. To OP - Check that the motherboard's bios version is up to date.
    Also you can carefully touch the fins of the CPU's heat sink while it is idle and load the CPU and feel if it is warming, if it is not, replace it.
  11. thelasthallow said:
    Danbuscus25 said:
    it does not drop to 23c, whatever is telling you that is wrong. try some other programs to check the temp at load.



    tell you what. re read my post and then give me an answer worth reading.


    FYI, posts like that aren't going to make many people want to help you.


    You could try "CoreTemp". But it certainly sounds like the temp sensor is faulty.
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