Originally Posted by graphicsman
I recently started gaming on my work rig and I thought the CPU could handle it but lately and intermittently I have received a warning from Core Temp that Core 3 was over threshold a few days ago and recently it said Core 5 was over threshold. This only happens every now and then. Also, if it helps when I start the game Core Temp gadget maxes out all 6 cores at 100% and I dont know if that is common.
Games like battlefield 4 will max out all of the cores on my FX8350 while loading. During game play it will settle back down to 50 to 80% usage across all 8 .
I'd say it's fairly normal.
As for the threshold, I assume you are talking about core temp. Which maximum temp is 62C I believe, and if you are running that warm or better, its time to- 1. Clean the HSF 2. Remove the HSF and reapply thermal compound or 3. invest in a better cooler
The 1055's that I have been around run fairly cool , so I suspect something is up with your HSF, dirty or needs new paste. Work computers get so many hours on them, it would be easy to see either of these things happening to one.