Just built a new machine recently, with one of the new FX-8350 CPUs. Decided to do some stress testing with Prime95. I had two monitoring programs open; HWiNFO64 (sensor only), and Core Temp. Under full load with my Hyper 212 EVO cooler, temps slowly crawl upward, until they reach 56° C. The temperature will stay at 56, until suddenly after a few minutes, when it starts spiking up into the hundreds and going crazy. This was the reading I got from Core Temp, and from HWiNFO64 under the "AMD 10h+ CPU Thermal Sensor". Of course, that's silly and inaccurate. If it were literally running that hot, my computer would've shut down/caught on fire/exploded pretty quickly, right? I'm not sure what I'm asking for here... I guess I just need some guidance as to how to accurately view CPU temperature. What is the best temp monitoring program for an AMD FX-8350? HWiNFO64 appears to have more than one sensor. Is the "Fintek F71889A/879A" sensor more accurate than the "AMD 10h+ CPU Thermal Sensor"? Which sensor should I be looking at? Should I be worried? For the record, my PC still runs smoothly and stably while running the stress test. My CPU fan is pleasantly quiet too.