Recently built a PC for home/office use. I am not a gamer. At issue is I have no idea what the actual temperature of the chip is at idle or when being stressed. For starters, the maximum operating temperature for this chip is 70 degs C and I have the following:
APU: A6-6400K w/ stock cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2-A88XM-D3H
Case: Silverstone PS-08 w/ 120mm intake fan, 80mm exhaust fan, side panels ventilation.
Software monitoring and temperature(s) at idle:
- HWMonitor - 53-55 degrees
- SpeedFan - 5-7 degrees
- Speccy - 53 degrees
- Core Temp 1.0 RC6 - 0 degrees
- AMD Overdrive - Thermal margin range 65-70 degrees (temperature below the maximum operating temperature)
So based on the above readings, Overdrive, Speedfan and Core Temp are showing the APU temperature as hovering at 0-5 degrees C at idle. The other two are showing temps that seem more realistic. I'd just like to know that actual temperature of the chip is and simply use one program to monitor.
Any advice would be very welcome.