Hi, do APUs only show a single temperature for the CPU regardless of core numbers? No matter what monitoring software I use, I only get the single CPU reading and a Temperature Package reading. I've not been able to find out what Temperature Package is or if it matters.
Also, could anyone tell if these readings are normal. This is my first multicore CPU so I'm not sure if they are or not. At idle, CPU temp is around 25-30 degrees Celcius while Temperature Package is around 45 degrees. However, even at idle, Temperature Package can fluctuate wildly as soon as the CPU has any work. Within seconds it can go over 65 degrees, then back down to under 50, and so on. Running Prime 95 for an hour with all 4 cores at load, the CPU stablizes at around 57 degrees, Package Temp at 96/97 degrees. This is with the room temperature around 20-22 degrees.
My computer's a premanufactured Asus M11B; to not void the warranty, I have not opened the case so I don't know the manufacturer of some of the parts.
CPU: AMD A8-6500, Richland Socket FM2 processor
CPU Cooler: unknown but likely stock
Onboard graphics: AMD 8570D
RAM: 6gb ddr3 ram (don't know manufacturer)
OS: Windows 8.1 64 bit.
Motherboard: asus f2a55-m; Chipset Model A55/A60M FCH, Chipset Revision: 00.
PSU: (don't know maker)
Monitoring software tried: ASUS AI Suite utility, Asus Probe, Speccy, Speedfan, CPUID HWMonitor, Open Hardware, and Core Temp