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I figure I'll start with specs since I am sure thats the first question that'll be asked. I just had my computer upgraded. Actually all I kept of the old one was the hard drive and keyboard.


Asus M5A99x EVo AmD 990X AM3+

AMD FX 8150
XFX Radeon 6870

620W Antec PSU

Windows 7 OS

boring harddrive

Ambient room temperature 70 F


On to the problem. I am not overclocking currently. Though I probably will in the future. Right now everything is pretty standard. However between the AMD sensors, the temperature sensor on my case Real Temps, Core Temps , Speed Fan and Bios I cannot get an consistent cpu temp reading. My idle temps across the 5 sensors readers range from 13 C to 21 C and under a 50% load they range from 24 C to 45 C. This is a bit of a bother as I am not even coming close to using the full ability of the CPU and I would like to get the temperature under control before I play with overclocking. Right now I am lucky if I can run 2 programs without the computer screaming bloody murder about the temp.

I added larger and more powerful fans in place of the base case fans. But I am not sure I set the air flow right. (air flow pic below)

I do plan to get water cooling before I overclock but for right now I was hoping someone might have a suggestion on how to keep the temps stable considering I am barely using the darn cpu ability.


As an example when temps are reading 45 C all I am running is minecraft and chrome.


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in the above picture the translucent green square is an intake fan.

Not sure if the temp readings are just wacky or if I really need to do liquid cooling just to run standard clock speeds.

Any suggestions?
post #2 of 17
Try using coretemp. Also, make sure you applied thermal paste correctly and that the heatsink is seated tight.
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Core temp is the one that keeps reading 13 C idle and 45 C while playing minecraft. Is it the most accurate?

Also I didn't install the CPu or heatsink. I let a semi professional fry's tech do that. I'm comfy installing everything except CPU , MB, and anything that might have me touch the CPU. Scared I'll screw it up. I assume they applied the thermal paste right...then again some of them aren't that bright. They did forget to plug the fans into the psu before giving it back.
post #4 of 17
The core temps are the temps that you need to pay attention to, they are extremely accurate when they get to 45ish. The CPU temp is read off the motherboard and is more accurate at idle temps rather than load temps.

Your temps look fine to me, especially with the stock heat sink.
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Core temp is the one that keeps reading 13 C idle and 45 C while playing minecraft. Is it the most accurate?
Also I didn't install the CPu or heatsink. I let a semi professional fry's tech do that. I'm comfy installing everything except CPU , MB, and anything that might have me touch the CPU. Scared I'll screw it up. I assume they applied the thermal paste right...then again some of them aren't that bright. They did forget to plug the fans into the psu before giving it back.
dont be scared of the cpu,just dont drop it
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hello's,
i have hwmonitor installed,thats a good montitor of temps.i also have asus ai suite installed,has temps and can montior the fan speed of the 5 fan headers.
as for temps,theres one thats 45c and one thats 55c and they say dont go over 61c.
    
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So basically its not trying to burn out ? I'm good till I get my liquid cooling in 2 weeks?
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You're good.
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Originally Posted by jadedcat View Post

So basically its not trying to burn out ? I'm good till I get my liquid cooling in 2 weeks?

Yes your perfectly fine, I've heard many people that overclock with the stock HS.
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post #10 of 17
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Any of y'all got an opinion on the difficulty level of installing a closed loop liquid cooling system.... without frying the cpu with static?
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