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Cpu temp at 61

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June 23, 2012 2:35:06 PM

I recently built my new pc, I bought a mobo bundle with AMD FX8120, it came fully assembled.
AMD FX8120
Asus M5A78L-M USB3 Mobo
Stock Heatsink and Fan

After playing Crysis 2 at Ultra on multiplayer for a few min, i checked my cpu temp it was at 61 degrees celcius, is that too hot? or is it normal? The game ran fine really smooth

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June 23, 2012 3:04:57 PM

61 is fine but is that the max temp it reaches, I mean you said a few minutes.

Install hardware monitor and leave it open while your gaming for an hour or so, then check what the max temp reaches was during the session.
June 23, 2012 4:02:24 PM

I will be sure to try that once i get some time. at idle its 35 degrees
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June 23, 2012 4:08:43 PM

35* at idle and 61 under load isn't that bad. Are you using the stock cooler or an aftermarket cooler. If you are using the stock cooler it might be a good idea to get a good aftermarket cooler like the Hyper 212. Or if you really wanted to go crazy with it go with watercooling.
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June 23, 2012 5:28:52 PM

He said he's using the stock fan in his post.

35c idle is fairly cool and 61c max is great, but he said after a couple minutes of gaming. A couple minutes wouldn't be enough, you would have to run a good hour of gaming to get a good temp, however games don't usually tax the processor 100%. You would need to install and run Prime95 to stress the cpu at 100% load.

Likely it's gonna go WAY higher than 61 on prime95. (end the test if you go over 70c.)
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June 23, 2012 6:22:42 PM

O I missed that. My point was that the temps he is getting isn't bad he can do better especially if he wants to run prime 95 or overclock. I would still look into getting an aftermarket fan/heatsink.
June 23, 2012 7:04:08 PM

I ran GTA San andreas multiplayer, I reached 60 at one point and then it settled at around 54. I played for about an 1hr
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June 23, 2012 11:00:29 PM

Then that's ok, if your hitting 65c I'd go for an aftermarket cooler like a Coolermaster hyper 212+ or EVO.

Keep in mind games don't tax the cpu 100% though, if you ran something like prime95, you would see it get really hot.
June 24, 2012 1:05:23 AM

I was thinking of an AfterMarket Cooler like the Arctic Cooler Freezer pro rev 11. But the thermal paste and stuff is what im worried about. Anyways could my PSU be playing a factor in these temps. I have a low brand 550w
June 24, 2012 1:06:51 AM

My Windows power options were on balanced, my Asus EPU 4 engine was on auto.
Should I change it to high performence?
June 24, 2012 1:09:52 AM

On CPUID Hardware Monitor it says 18min for all cores and 19max for all cores value is 19.
Heres some voltage info
Hardware monitor ITE IT8728
Voltage 0 0.94 Volts [0x4E] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 1.51 Volts [0x7E] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 1.85 Volts [0x9A] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 3.43 Volts [0xAA] (+5V)
Voltage 4 8.06 Volts [0xA8] (+12V)
Voltage 5 -0.62 Volts [0xD] (-12V)
Voltage 6 -6.24 Volts [0x82] (-5V)
Voltage 7 2.76 Volts [0x89] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage 8 1.63 Volts [0x88] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 34°C (93°F) [0x22] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 30°C (85°F) [0x1E] (TMPIN1)
Fan 0 1772 RPM [0x17D] (FANIN0)
Fan PWM 0 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM0)
Fan PWM 1 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM1)
Fan PWM 2 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM2)
June 24, 2012 11:16:53 AM

Which Temperature should I be worried about? Now its giving me 30 degrees temp
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June 24, 2012 11:41:19 AM

I have no idea what your showing us there.

When you open HW Monitor, you'll see the name of your cpu "AMD FX-8120".

Below that you'll see Core 0, Core 1, Core 2, etc.

Those are your core temps.
June 24, 2012 3:32:07 PM

Yeah I saw em, I played Crysis 2 again(after so many fail attempts of Memory Allocaiton errors) I ran it in low settings then in game set it to ultra, in a matter of a 5min the temp reached 59
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June 24, 2012 3:44:18 PM

I wish I had one of those cpu's to play with. Wonder if you can turn off a couple cores and get a better overclock.
June 24, 2012 11:38:28 PM

Guys any suggestions on how i can lower my temps without a new cooler?
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June 25, 2012 2:52:43 PM

Yeah a few things.

Put the computer on the floor, it'll draw cooler air in.

Install some exhaust fans in the back and top of your case. Too much intake and not enough exhaust causes turbulence.

Tidy up your cables so that you get better airflow.
June 25, 2012 3:28:34 PM

I ran Prime 95 for about 20min, temperatures stabled after first test at around 54 to 55 for all cores, the TMPIN stabled at 68.
Pic for P95 during test:

Pic after P95 Test:
June 25, 2012 3:29:46 PM

Is this ok?
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June 25, 2012 3:40:58 PM

Looks great to me. My i3 hits 63c. However in games it never goes above 55c.
June 25, 2012 3:47:24 PM

Should I be worried about the TMPIN0 temp which is 68, or my core temps which are 55?
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June 25, 2012 4:23:38 PM

Just get an aftermarket cooler and see what happens.
June 25, 2012 4:52:41 PM

The problem is fixed now, my temps are pretty good in game like 50 after playing crysis 2 on maxiumum for a while
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June 25, 2012 5:55:54 PM


So doing absolutely nothing resulted in lower temps? That's really amazing.
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June 25, 2012 5:59:03 PM

I was thinking the same thing. I would love to know what he did to get the temps down.
June 25, 2012 8:39:40 PM

Yeah im a bit confused aswell, maybe it was my room temp., when my temps went high, I had two other computers on in the room. Today when i did the test, i had the windows open and the other computers off, so i guess that made a difference.
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June 25, 2012 10:26:58 PM

The hotter the room the hotter the computer.
June 26, 2012 12:47:27 AM

Well I guess my problem is fixed now. Thanks guys for all the support. How do I mark this thread solved?
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June 26, 2012 12:54:10 AM

You'll see on each post it will say "mark as best answer." Click the button that says that on the post you feel helped you the best.