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AMD FX-4300 5.9GHz, no overclock, is this normal?

I was playing Battlefield 4 and after I quit, I checked the readings in HWMonitor. This has happened before too, but I don't remember if it was in BF4. I was curious why does this happen and should I be worried?



I have Cool 'n' Quiet enabled, if that makes any difference, that's why it's at 1.4GHz in idle.
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  1. If it truly is at 5.9 ghz then yes that thing is cooking itself and dying.
  2. I don't know if it is normal, but since the temperatures of the CPU are fine it seems like it is no problem. Free magical overclock? But probably wrong numbers from the software. Try other software to check the numbers
  3. Wow, the max temp is only 42C. What cooler are you using?
  4. That had to be some sort of error in the reading. At 5.9 ghz that processor would have cooked itself and aside from liquid nitrogen you'd never be able to cool it.
  5. I highly doubt that's accurate.

    5,903MHz on a 4300? Not without an aftermarket cooling system and a motherboard with superior power delivery systems.
  6. Kevern_11 said:
    If it truly is at 5.9 ghz then yes that thing is cooking itself and dying.


    Sorry I accidentally selected your answer as the best solution when I meant to reply to you, is there a way to undo it?

    But the temperature is at 57 celsius, it's not that bad, is it?
  7. Low Profile Gamer said:
    Wow, the max temp is only 42C. What cooler are you using?


    Are you familiar with AMD FX chips?

    The package cannot exceed 55C. 42C is probably from the stock cooler. The temperature sensors in AMD CPUs are not as close to heat producing components as they are in Intel CPUs.
  8. Low Profile Gamer said:
    Wow, the max temp is only 42C. What cooler are you using?


    That's the wrong sensor, the one that says 57C is the correct one.
  9. Ade96 said:
    Kevern_11 said:
    If it truly is at 5.9 ghz then yes that thing is cooking itself and dying.


    Sorry I accidentally selected your answer as the best solution when I meant to reply to you, is there a way to undo it?

    But the temperature is at 57 celsius, it's not that bad, is it?


    Best Answer unselected.
  10. Yeah I thought it might be an error with the reading. Is there any good equivalent programs to HWMonitor?
  11. CoreTemp is good
  12. Kevern_11 said:
    CoreTemp is good


    Alright, I will give it a try.
  13. Best answer
    Actually the best way to monitor an AMD chip is direct from AMD themselves,m with their overclocking tool Overdrive

    http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/technologies-gaming/over-drive

    This will give you a temperature reading called "Thermal Margin". How it works is that 0 is your max temperature (In this case 0 is equal to 61 degC which is your actual max temp). The number you see is the number of degrees below max. So for example if you see your thermal margin is 45 that means you are running at only 16 deg C, however if your thermal margin is 10 that means you are at 51 deg C.

    This is the most accurate way to measure. It can also track the clock speed and other things.
  14. Ade96 said:
    Kevern_11 said:
    CoreTemp is good


    Alright, I will give it a try.


    I have had plenty of problems with CoreTemp. None were temperature related, but it wasn't displaying my clocks correctly at all.

    It once told me that my FX 8350 was running at 12384MHz. The highest verified overclock I can get to is 7192MHz and I could only maintain that for two or three minutes before I would start to have power delivery issues because the VRMs were getting so hot.

    To sum it up, I cannot recommend CoreTemp for monitoring the clock speed. Although it does a good job of monitoring the temperatures.
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