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Idling at high temps?

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#1 Dream_Eater


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:11 PM

Long story short, I just installed the corsair h75 liquid cooler to my AMD 8320 FX CPU and it didn't make much difference to the stock fan it had. It idles at about 45C and on full load the temp peaks at 64C. I feel it is also important to say that I did have to install the radiator horizontal because it wouldn't fit in the case. Not sure if that makes a difference. Are these temps normal?


Running Windows 10

AMD FX 8320

970A SLI Krait Edition

600w PSU

760 GTX



Temps were read using CoreTemp and HWMonitor

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:41 PM

I have an 8320 in this system...I idle at 38-45 Celsius and have seen the temp go to 71 Celsius when editing/converting music files (which appears to be more stressful on the CPU than editing video files).  I have the stock heatsink/fan.


So your temps appear to fall within the "I would not worry" range, IMO.


I cannot evaluate water cooling, other than to observe that I generally believe that the average system user would not see appreciable cooling gains via going to water cooling.



#3 Dream_Eater

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 07:46 PM

Thank you for your response!


I really do hope I am not overheating. But if this is normal then I guess I have nothing to worry about.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:43 AM

Temps are no problem but quite high still. Idle temps should be under 40 (temp sensor is no accurate under that) when idling. Probably something wrong with/inadequate case cooling or thermal paste applied badly.

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