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CPU Wattage and Temperature off?

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Specs:
AMD FX 8350
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
Powercolor 7870 Myst Ed. x2
H110 Water cooler push/pull
12gb RAM
Thermaltake 850W 80+ gold PSU

When starting to overclock my CPU, I immediately ran into an issue with temperatures. The temperature for the CPU is reading around 18C, and quickly jumping between 14C and 23C.
I downloaded CPUID to doublecheck, and it was reporting the same thing, as well as saying the wattage of my CPU was only 30W, and jumping between 42W and 24W.

Restored Bios to optimized defaults, and no change.

Is my CPU busted? I only got it 1 month ago.

Here is the CPUID HWMonitor readings.
post #2 of 6
Try checking your temp in the BIOS, you might be getting bad readings.
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post #3 of 6
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BIOS reads 29C solid, not jumping around.
Couldnt find wattage in there.

EDIT: Turns out I was wrong
Edited by bobloy - 8/4/13 at 8:52am
post #4 of 6
That sounds about right. I have the same issue with programs reporting single digit temps on my cpu, but the bios reports temps around 30.

Just follow what the BIOS says while you are overclocking.
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post #5 of 6
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Works for me, thanks.
post #6 of 6
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So I found I was looking at the wrong temperature in the BIOS. Apparently it was an average temperature, thus showing it was stable.
The BIOS is reading the temperature jumping around too, about a 8C difference at any given time.
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