CPU idle temperature far too high

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by kRiShNa_96, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. kRiShNa_96

    kRiShNa_96 Junior Member

    Jun 10, 2015
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    I have noticed that my CPU has been running at an extremely high temperature even when idling, which results in poor performance by it.The PC is also unbearably loud at times and I believe this might be one of the reasons why. I have checked all of the components and the CPU Cooler is attached properly and I applied a new thermal pad yesterday. Is there anything that I could do to fix these temperatures and improve performance? Kind Regards

    PC Specifications:
    Case: Cit Neptune Gaming Case
    CPU: AMD A8-5600K (not overclocked)
    CPU Cooler: Asus Silent Knight II
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 MSI)
    Motherboard: F2A85-M LE
    HDD: WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0 (2TB)
    SR2000M001-1CH1 (2TB)
    CD Drive: Samsung Blu-Ray Drive
    RAM: 8GB DDR3
    Case Fans: 2x12cm Corsair AF120 Blue LED

    Asus AI Suite II: http://tinypic.com/r/25u1yl3/8
    HW Monitor: http://tinypic.com/r/2u6ogo3/8
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  3. ShintaiDK

    ShintaiDK Lifer

    Apr 22, 2012
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    Have you checked of the CPU cooler is seated correctly and the fan spinning?
  4. Ed1

    Ed1 Senior member

    Jan 8, 2001
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    Don't know much on AMD Ax CPU but few thing I would check .
    First off the CPU usage in your pick is 100% with min 50% , that seems way high , whats running there .
    I see voltage is down, so that is scaling but how are clocks , do they idle down .
    You could also check power profile and make sure your on balanced mode .

    Last check HS contact with CPU die, maybe paste dried up or HS not mounted right .
    Check HS mounting with new paste applied .
  5. LTC8K6

    LTC8K6 Lifer

    Mar 10, 2004
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    IIRC, it's difficult to get accurate temps out of AMD APUs?

    If the heatsink is on properly and the fan is running, and it's not throttling, it's probably okay.

    Feel the heat sink. If it were really idling at such a high temp, the heatsink would be hot.
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

    Jan 3, 2010
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    Is CPU fan spining ? gb