95W CPU going to 106W Tags: CPUs AMD Last response: June 30, 2010 4:04 PM in CPUs Share realityblade June 30, 2010 5:26:54 AM I have an AMD Athlon II X3 440 95W. According to HWmonitor, the cpu is consistently staying at 106.88 watts. I am doing my first build and was just wondering if I should be worried. AMD Athlon II X3 440 GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 ASUS EAH5850 DIRECTCU HITACHI Deskstar HD32000 2X A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 Antec CP-850 Antec Twelve Hundred More about : 95w cpu 106w Bluescreendeath a b à CPUs June 30, 2010 5:48:01 AM I think the 95W is the max wattage TDP (heat output). The CPU actually draws more wattage in terms of energy usage, so you're fine. My stock i7 has a max TDP of 130W, but has a power draw of around 150W according to HW-monitor. realityblade June 30, 2010 6:25:48 AM Awesome, thanks for saving me from wiggin' out even further. Related resources WTB: x4 AM3 CPU , 95w - Forum The max power of cpu is over 95W - Forum The max power of the CPU is over 95w ! - Forum 95W cpu in a 125W mobo? - Forum What is the best motherboard for the AMD Phenom II X4 810 2 6Ghz 95W OEM CPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Herr_Koos a b à CPUs June 30, 2010 7:44:45 AM Since when has HWMonitor been able to measure CPU wattage? I assume it's a motherboard feature. simon12 a c 101 à CPUs a b À AMD June 30, 2010 7:59:19 AM If the power consumption was higher than it should be the temps would be alot higher. chedderslam1976 June 30, 2010 4:04:12 PM Herr_Koos said:Since when has HWMonitor been able to measure CPU wattage? I assume it's a motherboard feature. Mine shows cpu wattage. MB in sig. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Best 95W AMD CPU ? Forum Need help with choosing a 95W CPU Forum AMD ATHLON II x4 640 TDP is not 95 watt on hwm black box Forum AMD FX-8150 on a 95w motherboard Forum M2N68-AM_PLUS 95w or 125w Forum Is 460 Watt enough for a 1155 Intel Core i5 2300 95W 2,80GHz ? Forum M61PMV and Phenom II x4 955 95W Forum Asrock n68c-s ucc, phenom ii x4 940 (125W, mobo 95W ) Forum II x4 945 ( 95w ) retail or II x4 955 ( 95w ) oem Forum Phenom x4 955 95w runs at 800Mhz??? Forum 500w PSU Forum CPU at Reduced speed Forum CPU temp reading 99 degrees celsius Forum Which CPU for running multiple games? Forum [Solved] Is there any kind of CPU converters/adapters? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !