My first build using an AMD APU....have built many systems in the past.
Biostar Hi-fi A85W A85X MB
A10-5800k with retail HSF
When I first booted it up I went into the bios to check the motherboard detected my ram correctly....and then checked out the HW monitor and it was reporting the CPU at 60c. I have heard about some of these new FM2 motherboards not reporting temps correctly...so I went ahead and installed my OS, and drivers.
Thermal paste (AS5) was applied correctly/cleanly.
After installing everything, I dowloaded CoreTemp, and it fluctuated between 0c-7c @ idle. Then I tried HW Monitor, and it was reading 45c @ idle, which seemed about right to me. But i noticed that sometimes HW Monitor would show the cpu temp jump from around 45c-60c just sitting there idle. Which seemed wierd to me, nothing was running in the background.
I then installed Biostars Green Power Utility, and it showed 22c @idle.
I fired up Prime95, and monitored the temps.....the Biostar Green Power Utility went up to around 63c-65c under full load...which again seemed about right for the stock cooler.
Checked HW Monitor and almost crapped myself 255c under the max. temp column.....this cant be accurate!
I would kind of like to know what temps are at least semi accurate for this processor on the stock cooler.
Anyone else with an A10 showing extremely high/wierd temps using HW Monitor?