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AMD FX-8120 idle temp way too high?

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November 3, 2012 4:01:31 AM

Hi guys,

I am currently running a FX-8120 8-core CPU in a ASUS M578L-USB3 mother board.

I installed it yesterday and cleared BIOS and was running at 53*C IDLE with stock speeds!.

After inspection the V-CORE was was at 1.48v even when set to auto so after googling and disabling
things in BIOS V-CORE I got it to 1.21v but temps were at 48*C.

I reseated the Cooling fan with new contact grease and now temp is at 41*C.

Is 41*C too hot for idle?, BTW my temp when playing games it up to 50*C
a b à CPUs
November 3, 2012 5:18:24 AM

I think 50*c is great temp...

but for sure, dl prime95 and do stress testing while keep watch of the temp..

How the temp at stress testing...
a c 109 à CPUs
November 3, 2012 5:37:21 AM

What CPU cooler are you using? And what are your ambient temperatures? If you are using the stock AMD cooler, I would generally find these temperatures to be VERY acceptable. The FX-81XX chips are very power hungry with a lot of stuff under the hood; they'll surely run a bit hotter than what we're used to from the Phenom II's :) 

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November 3, 2012 10:02:38 AM

im using a 1100 T cooler and seemed to help
November 3, 2012 12:55:42 PM

Get a good CPU Cooler id advice a Cooler master evo 212 ;-]
November 3, 2012 8:36:57 PM

average temp for multi core cpus' is around 41-45c.
November 4, 2012 1:39:20 AM

idle now @3.6 GHZ is 38-40

under gaming load is 49-50

voltage at @ 1.275
a c 109 à CPUs
November 4, 2012 3:22:59 AM

That's much better :) 
a b à CPUs
February 21, 2013 6:39:44 PM

i have the same motherbord and cpuinstalled ram 16 giga amd performance 1600mhz
hard dis 2 tera video card nvidea 2 giga and with 7 fans and coolermaster case the temp idle on economy energy is 35
if i set normal settings if i go only pla a few games on facebook the temp rises by 70 degrees i think there must be a problem with the stock coolers of amd or the mother bord from assus 1 14cm front 2 x12 cm hight flow on the upside of the case one on the botom and one x 12cm and one on the side also a 12 cm so i think there a problem with the gestion of the cpu with these motherboard we are not the only ones that have tha problem
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February 21, 2013 6:41:41 PM

FX-8120 8-core CPU in a ASUS M578L-USB3 mother board
August 18, 2013 7:47:10 PM

FX-8120 running 4.0GHZ at 1.1325 at 54c on stock cooler.. running prime95 for hours now. just fine. evo212 hyper comes in tomorrow...