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core temps at 10C!?

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After playing bf3 for about an hour, I used the CPUID hardware monitor to check my hardware temps.

I have a front intake 120mm fan, a side intake 120mm fan, a hyper 212 evo cpu cooler that brings airflow upward, a rear exhaust 120mm fan, and a top exhaust 200mm fan.




heres pictures of my rig, sorry I don't have an actual camera and my phone pictures are terrible frown.gif




I've checked all of the pins and they are correctly inserted into all of the slots... Does anyone know of any problems with the Msi
970A-G45 not being able to display correct cpu temps? Because that is the last thing I can think of that might be causing it. Hopefully it is true and it's not just telling me it's that cool... but I want my readings to be as accurate as possible, so if anyone could lead me in the right direction that would be awesome biggrin.gif
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All AMD processors since the PhII X6 have a temp sensor bug. It's horrible on the FX. Readings are at least 15C off under load and even further off when idle. There's nothing you can really do.
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thanks for the quick response man, I' knew there was absolutely no way they were that low! I'll keep looking for ways to get accurate readings though, if there are ways.
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Yep...all FX owners have the same problem
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It's not really a bug its just the way the sensor is calibrated. It's a digital sensor - it doesn't actually take the chips temperature, it estimates it and measures it on a scale AMD developed. It isn't degrees celsius. Intel measures temperature in the same way, just a different scale which is why you see huge variances in temperatures and supposed tolerances between Intel and AMD.

The only degrees celsius reading you can get is Tcase which by itself isn't an accurate way to measure the actual temperature of the die - the sensor is placed on the motherboard, usually in the socket.
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I dont think it is a Bug my Fx 4100 Runs around 10C when sat Idle, Most people post on reviews that it runs Cold When idle.
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I dont think it is a Bug my Fx 4100 Runs around 10C when sat Idle, Most people post on reviews that it runs Cold When idle.

Phenom II x6 have a sensor bug in the core temps...
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Phenom II x6 have a sensor bug in the core temps...
Oh okay fair enough rolleyes.gif
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