Originally Posted by xtw1st3dxang3lx
the cores got up to 61 degrees during the prime95 test, so what now?
I'm not an AMD guy, so I dont know what 'normal' temps are, or if your chip tends to run hot, but it seems a smidge high for stock..
dont be alarmed, its nothing to worry about, but I figured at stock speeds it should be in the low to mid 50s.
Wait for some more AMD guys to chime in.. in the meantime, can you check your bios to see if your voltages are set manually, or if they are set to auto.
Usually boards will set the voltages to auto, which yield higher then needed voltages, and then access heat. The way around this is to manually enter the default/recommended voltage (VID)
install core temp
, and you'll see a value for the VID, thats approx. what your cpu should be set to.
to check what your machine has it at, install cpu-z
and you'll see the core voltage.
there may be a variance, this is called vdroop. If your actual voltage is higher then the VID, then you should poke around in your bios and set it.
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