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I would just like some clarification as to why I am seeing the following HWmonitor values...

1) Power packages only displaying 42 ~ watts.. This is a 125 wat cpu isnt it? Shouldnt it be showing 125?
2) How come I dont see 8 cores being displayed in HWmonitor, but I see 8 cores displayed in Core temp??

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All of the cores are displayed as 1 labeled as "package" now. The wattage thing is weird. I would say it is either reading wrong or it is a faulty sensor on the motherboard where it is reading.
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the mobo read the wattage of my 1090T perfectly fine.
I recently upgraded from the 1090t to the fx 8350
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That's strange. I have no idea as core temp is reading correctly
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The temperature is read from the northbridge on AMx platforms. I'm not 100% certain on power, but I think it is 4x that amount as it reads only from one module.
Edited by Seronx - 6/17/13 at 11:14pm
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125W TDP doesnt mean that its max power draw is 125W. TDP stands for Thermal Design Power, which long story short, is the amount of power the cooling system in the computer has to dissipate as heat.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_design_power
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post #7 of 9
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I also have all of the bios settings set to default.

So is the power consumption normal compared to all of the other fx-8350 cpus out there?
Is it an error on the HWmonitor ?
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Originally Posted by Seronx View Post

The temperature is read from the northbridge on AMx platforms. I'm not 100% certain on power, but I think it is 4x that amount as it reads only from one module.
do you mean 3x that which would put the max power at around 127
Edited by wb123 - 6/18/13 at 10:57am
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I also notice that occasionally the cpu temp shoots up 10 to 15 degrees....
I am using a h100i cpu cooler
Edited by wb123 - 6/18/13 at 10:58am
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