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post #1 of 22
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I read in a thread that when you're in BIOS it's 80% load on the CPU.

I checked my CPU temp in BIOS and it was like 58-59C. It worried me a bit, so I'm checking here.

SpeedFan isn't readin my CPU temp to me, so I have no way of checking on my desktop.
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post #2 of 22
I'm pretty sure while in the BIOS there is almost no load on the CPU.
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post #3 of 22
My at least runs hotter when in bios, I've even checked by touching my heatsink and it is hotter. I also heard there is some load, not full but some.
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post #4 of 22
I've read that also, in my Bios I'm at 32-34°c so IDK if 80% is accurate.
At 80% TAT I'm at 36-39°c.
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post #5 of 22
My cpu runs at 32c all the time in bios, I don't know what load it puts on the cpu, but my cpu woud shoot up to about 44c with 80%load in about 5mins. I would say my bios is not using 80% of my cpu it acts like it is using around 1% if I go by temp ratings.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLegend View Post
The BIOS does not take the core temp reading like the Core Temp program which is the reason for the lower load in the BIOS.

The BIOS does not put an 80% strain the system as well. It is more like 60-70%.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/18...ml#post2148615
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post #7 of 22
I've heard most commonly load on BIOS is around 70%.
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post #8 of 22
I've heard this as well. And it seems like it'd be true to me. I mean think about it, your CPU is busy starting up all of the processes you need to get the computer going anywhere. So it makes sense to me.
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post #9 of 22
I have heard its around 75%. But in running TAT at 75% on both cores I have around 44deg C. But in BIOS its around 37deg C.
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post #10 of 22
BIOS puts about 50-75% load on the CPU. My temps are always alot hotter in BIOS than idle on the desktop.
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