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Are my CPU temps okay? (AMD FX-6300 Stock Clock)

Recently dusted out my PC for the first time in too long. Realized it was still super loud, so I clocked down my rear-exhaust fan from 3500 rpm to 1150 rpm. Super quiet, but my temps went up around 4-5 C on my mobo, none on my CPU. So I downloaded Prime95 to see what temps my CPU and mobo hit, and I just wanna know how SAFE these temps are for my setup?

Specs:
Mobo: MSI 970a-G46
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Stock Clock (3.5 ghz I believe)

These were the only things where temps were going up, and are my two main concerns. In particular, my motherboard is known to have overheating problems and I'm not sure whether or not these temps seem okay. I also want to know if the temp for my CPU is alright, too, as this was its stable max temp.

These are the temps under stress:

Mobo: Temp1: 77.0 C -- Temp2: 65.0 C -- Temp3: 30.0 C
CPU: 79.0 C

These are my temps when idle for over 5 mins after the test (CPU temps was fluctuating between 25-32 C):

Mobo: Temp1: 34.0 C -- Temp2: 42.0 C -- Temp3: 29.0 C
CPU: 30.0 C
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    79°C for an AMD professor (FX Series) is too much, I am pretty sure heatsink is installed otherwise your processor would throttle even on BIOS, so next thing to check is your CPU voltage and CPU fan - Is it spinning faster as your processor temperature rise? And as a last thing, did you check temperatures on other programs?
  2. doctordingus said:
    Recently dusted out my PC for the first time in too long. Realized it was still super loud, so I clocked down my rear-exhaust fan from 3500 rpm to 1150 rpm. Super quiet, but my temps went up around 4-5 C on my mobo, none on my CPU. So I downloaded Prime95 to see what temps my CPU and mobo hit, and I just wanna know how SAFE these temps are for my setup?

    Specs:
    Mobo: MSI 970a-G46
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 Stock Clock (3.5 ghz I believe)

    These were the only things where temps were going up, and are my two main concerns. In particular, my motherboard is known to have overheating problems and I'm not sure whether or not these temps seem okay. I also want to know if the temp for my CPU is alright, too, as this was its stable max temp.

    These are the temps under stress:

    Mobo: Temp1: 77.0 C -- Temp2: 65.0 C -- Temp3: 30.0 C
    CPU: 79.0 C

    These are my temps when idle for over 5 mins after the test (CPU temps was fluctuating between 25-32 C):

    Mobo: Temp1: 34.0 C -- Temp2: 42.0 C -- Temp3: 29.0 C
    CPU: 30.0 C


    Your temps are fine, nothing hit over 80°C. AMD chips generally tend to run pretty hot though, I suggest an aftermarket cooler, like the Hyper 212 Evo. But if you don't want to make the upgrade, your temps are fine

    Whoops, that was totally wrong. The max temp you should be at is 65°C, 80°C is usually Intel safe temp. I suggest a good aftermarket air cooler.
  3. Thats incorrect, AMD processors have a thermal limit of 62C. (Posted pre edit)
    The fact you are reading 77C leads me to believe your software is incorrect? What did you use?
  4. Gam3r01 said:
    Thats incorrect, AMD processors have a thermal limit of 62C. (Posted pre edit)
    The fact you are reading 77C leads me to believe your software is incorrect? What did you use?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2066487/max-temperature-amd-6300-handle.html

    I read two 65°C and one 62°C, the 65° one said by a CPU Expert. But I do trust you, I know a lot more about Intel than about AMD.
  5. yep, AMD and Intel both make crappy heatsinks that can't even cool their own chips.
  6. 62C is AMDs limit, but 65 is still technically the edge of "safe"
  7. Gam3r01 said:
    Thats incorrect, AMD processors have a thermal limit of 62C. (Posted pre edit)
    The fact you are reading 77C leads me to believe your software is incorrect? What did you use?


    +1, AMD processors have those kind of problems like mine showing -2°C on some programs when computer is idle and then when on full load they all show different temps, AMD Overdrive só far seems to be the most accurate of them.
  8. AMD Overdrive is technically the only accurate one (there are others that are close enough to be good enough)
    Using AMDs thermal margin system is the easiest way. Damric has a nice short read on the topic: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html
  9. I did, in fact, use OpenHardwareMonitor, which I guess is inaccurate under load. I would like to add that I have been playing with this CPU at pretty high temps for awhile now, and have had no problem, or so I believe. I only got concerned when I brought my rear-exhaust fan down from 3500rpm (what it's been at for the last 4 years )to about 1150rpm. Would something like that really affect my CPU temps that much or have I really been playing at such a critical temp this whole time?
  10. That exhaust change might have increased temps a C or two, since you didnt change the CPU cooler itself, I doubt there was any difference.
    That being said, the easiest way to cut down on noise in a system is to ditch that stock 60mm cooler.
  11. And if that is my socket temp, then should I really be concerned? I know this motherboard is known to have a lot of overheating problems, but are those temperatures too high for it? I might as well just get a Hyper Evo 212 or something.
  12. By stock 60mm, I'm assuming you're talking about the CPU cooler. I'm not sure that's really the problem causing all the noise, which went down CONSIDERABLY once I brought my exhaust fan down. I know my case's stock 120mm and 140mm fans are also known to be really loud, but that exhaust one really was the majority of that noise. I also heard no noise increase when I put my CPU under load, like at all. I'm not sure if that's something to be concerned about, or if stock coolers simply don't get much louder under load. Either way I'm planning on getting an aftermarket cooler, just wondering whether or not I should be concerned playing anything until I replace it.
  13. You arent having any stability issues, so I wouldnt worry about your motherboard.
    If you want to cut noise levels, take a look at the Cryorig H7. Not only will you not have to worry about temps at all, it also runs several times quieter than the stock cooler (and quieter and cooler than the EVO)

    The stock cooler in all of my experience is typically the source of noise issues. The fan on it runs at such high RPMs it results in noise levels at or around 55-65dBA. (in comparison, the H7 is in the 20s-30s)
  14. Okay, then maybe it's just constantly running at high RPMs even when my CPU is at idle. Which I guess would make sense if my CPU is really having issues staying cool. It also might be the fact that my PC has been full of dust for the last 4 years and the cooler got messed up from it. I really should take better care of my PC and should have spent more time looking at better parts when I first built it lol

    I'll look into the H7, thanks for the suggestion!
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