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Is ~65C for an A8-6500 at idle normal?

mikeymikec

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I'm going by HwMonitor's reading direct from the CPU rather than the board's sensors (one of the board's CPU sensors reckons 14C!), so I expect the reading is accurate.
 

amd6502

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I'm going by HwMonitor's reading direct from the CPU rather than the board's sensors (one of the board's CPU sensors reckons 14C!), so I expect the reading is accurate.
14C is slightlybelow typical room temp. For "AMD temps" a very crude guesstimate is to add 15 to ~25 C (and the closer it gets to hot... 50C-70C the less you add). So that would put it at 34-40 or so; my best guess is mid to high 30s.
 

mikeymikec

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That's what I would have thought as a "reasonable guess", however I find it odd that if this was the case with this CPU, then Lenovo wouldn't have taken the time to make the fan go full tilt only when the processor goes over about 95C, then the fan calms down again when the temp goes down to 90C.

I haven't tried re-applying CPU paste (though I've never found it to make any difference), but I vacuum-cleaned the HSF which was already pretty dust free. It didn't make any difference.
 

Insert_Nickname

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Trinity/Richlands main temperature sensor is somewhat borked, so you cant really rely on it. There is a thermal safety, so it won't overheat under any circumstance.

If everything works as it should, don't worry too much about it.
 

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