Topic Title: Single temperature reading for APUs normal?
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 03/25/2014 06:14 PM
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PS3000
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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.

Specs:
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

 

 

Thanks

 03/25/2014 07:42 PM
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Do yourself a favor and get an after market cooler. I have two APU based systems using CoolerMaster after markets coolers and heat is not your friend. 

My temps where about what you are seeing prior to upgrading from a stock fan to something with a little bit more cooling. My temps are about 15 to 20 degrees cooler now.



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 03/26/2014 12:42 AM
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Thanks. Are these temperatures high or possible damaging to the processor? I'll probably get a better cooler later on but want to make sure everything works first since it's still under warranty. Under normal use, the CPU temperature hasn't gotten over 35 degrees.

Are you also just getting the single temperature reading for the CPU or are you getting readings for each core?

 03/26/2014 01:14 AM
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They are normal for a APU with stock fan. Just be sure that your Power Option is set to Balanced, and not High Performance. This will allow the APU to control how much juice you are allowed to keep it cool.

Anything over 70 plus is not a good thing. Just get a brand name after market cooler, nothing cheap. 

Like I said it dropped my temps back down, and allowed all four to max out.



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