I just built a new rig for my new business opening soon, and as well as a little fun on the side. I'm running a AMD A4-5300 3.4Ghz in a Thermaltake V3 case that has 3 120mm fans. One in the rear, one in the front as a intake, and one up top as another exhaust. My other computer uses the same case, but with one extra 120mm fan but that has a AMD Ahton II X2 2.9Ghz.
Now, here is where I need opinions of others. I'm idling at 40c-43c right now as I type this with nothing else running but Avast, and Malwarebytes. The BIOS showes 35c-40c. I pop on Portal 2 which honestly actually runs pretty good for integrated graphics on high, but I'm seeing temps up to 60c. Is that normal for the AU chips? My Athlon II x2 idles at 23-26c, and like 35c-45c under load but that isn't a APU so not sure if they just run hotter in general? When Speccy shows 60 while in Portal 2, it turn to a orange color, not red, but orange to indicate that it's getting warm.
Some insight would be awesome. I'm hoping this is just normal temps for the APU chips, and any information would be greatly appreciated.
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