I've been running a 4.2ghz overclock on my 6100 for a while and it's not quite doing it for the game Planetside 2. So I've been wanting to push it a bit further but I've hit a snag.
My motherboard, Biostar TA99FXE, has a dual digit POST/Temperature readout that I use to check my temps at a glance. The problem is in bios under the temp section it shows a much higher temperature, 10-12c, than what's shown in the digital readout.
To simplify it... My system idles at 19-21c according to the mobo readout, software says idle is 11-14c with intermittent jumps to 20s, bios reports idle of 29-30c.
Which of these numbers do I trust? I obviously can't see the bios temperature report in the OS so do I just take the number I'm given by the other sources and add the difference onto it?
With 5 passes of IBT it gets to a max of 40c according to Coretemp/HWMonitor. Is that number trustworthy? Since at idle it seems to have a 10c offset according to the bios, would it be smart to read that as 50c instead of 40c?
Planetside 2 with it's minimal threading capability and added video card heat in the case only manages a max of 32c in Coretemp.
It's hard to say for sure, someone else had a similar problem recently and their idle temps were incorrect but their load temps seemed to match up with what other people were getting.
It's actually quite hard to find a review of a FX 6100 with load temp figures, also you have an overclock on and we don't know what cooler or case your using, even if I did I still couldn't tell you if 40C is accurate.
If I were you I'd play it save and add 10C to your load temps.