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Is 42C a normal idle temp for a fx-8320??

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January 7, 2013 4:32:31 PM

Hey guys, i just bought a new computer to replace my old gaming rig and i am not sure if it is running as cool as it should be.

I am idling at around 38C-44C. Is this normal? It seems a bit too high for me.

My specs are:

AMD FX-8320 Stock speeds (plan to overclock later) with stock cooler
Asus Crosshair V Formula Z
16gb Kingston HyperX Red 1600 Mhz
Ultra M925 Gaming Case x3 120mm fans (dont know if it counts but well)

Also, even though my memory is 1600mhz, i find that it is only running at 1333mhz. I tried to change this in the BIOS by changing the memory frequency to 1600Mhz, but it solved nothing. Any suggestions?

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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January 7, 2013 10:09:00 PM

yea those run on the hot side.

As for the memory thing what did you expect it to solve? The difference between the 2 speeds is not really noticeable from a user perspective.
Run cpuz to confirm the setting took.
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April 16, 2013 8:27:49 AM

yup. safe.
May 26, 2013 4:15:12 AM

mine can be 70 C and i havent overclocked it, i think theres a problem with it, i have good fans and an 350k cooler master case so what can the problem be?