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I'm trying ubuntu for the first time, with an AMD cpu for the first time. (A8 7600)

I've spent hours trying to get a cpu temp monitor to work, and I just cannot get coretemps. I can get fan speeds, hdd temps, cpu usage, memory usage, and the motherboard readouts (CPUTIN, SYSTIN, AUXTIN).

So I'm wondering if CPUTIN is good enough. This is just a server box so I don't need precision, I just need something to let me know things are ok.

Also, with an AMD A8 cpu, what are the acceptable temp ranges I'm looking for? CPUTIN is consistently reading 34-35c.
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So I'm wondering if CPUTIN is good enough. This is just a server box so I don't need precision, I just need something to let me know things are ok.

Also, with an AMD A8 cpu, what are the acceptable temp ranges I'm looking for? CPUTIN is consistently reading 34-35c.

According to The Stilt (if i'm remembering correctly), motherboard CPU readout should be as close to real CPU temperature (in degrees Celsius) as possible on the FM2/FM2+ platform. CPU temperature should be under 62-64 degrees at all times. 35 degrees with the stock cooler looks OK.
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Try AMD OverDrive, it can be downloaded here.

The AOD shows the Thermal Margin:

Thermal Margin indicates how far the current operating temperature is below the maximum operating temperature of the processor.

For more details about AMD temperatures, look here.
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Try AMD OverDrive, it can be downloaded here.

The AOD shows the Thermal Margin:

Thermal Margin indicates how far the current operating temperature is below the maximum operating temperature of the processor.

For more details about AMD temperatures, look here.


Afaik I can't get Overdrive on Ubuntu. I've run lm-sensors and every app I can find, none of them show coretemps. I can get every other temp, just not core temps.
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My bad, you're right about this, I missed this.
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Actually, you are getting the CPU core temp you need, that being CPUTIN. It is not measured on the motherboard, it is provided to the motherboard by the CPU.

Other utilities show the thermal margin value as a core temperature, and that is very wrong. First, thermal margin value does not correlate to real temperature in an obvious way. Second, it is expressed in dimensionless units, not in degrees Celsius. Thermal margin value is useful to know if you are overclocking the CPU and want to know when the CPU will throttle due to thermal constraints. For day to day operation CPUTIN is much more useful.

Update:
Check put this thread for a more detailed explanation about Kaveri temperatures: http://www.overclock.net/t/1546530/how-to-measure-kaveri-temps
Edited by MatrixDecker - 10/1/15 at 12:38am
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