Originally posted by: Zingfharn
The correct temperature to go by is the one in HWMonitor, under the chip itself, or Speedfan, the 'Core' temp reading.
Don't go by the general temperatures numbers, which are coming from the motherboard, rather than that chip.
I'm running CoreTemp .99.4 and the number under 'Temperature Readings' -> CPU#0 is correct (52C). Right now, the motherboard is reporting 51.
As things getting hotter, this gets worse. That is, CPU actual temp may be 62 (when I stop tests running), but the motherboard reports 59. Core Temp, the right part of hardware monitor and the core value on Speedfan are what you should trust.
Either some one told you wrong or you need to reread the AMD technical documents. The temperature AMD is concerned about for maximum temperature is case temp which is the first reading in speedfan and the temperature your motherboard's BIOS is reporting. Core temp means very little in the scheme of things and if your case temp is 59c, you are still OK if its under very heavy load although you probably should look at another cooling solution.
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