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Thread: Newly build pc with abnormal CPU and Core temp

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    Newly build pc with abnormal CPU and Core temp

    Below please find specifications for my newly build PC:-

    Processor: AMD FX4170 Black Edition w (stock heatsink)
    ATX MOBO: ASUS M5A99X EVO, AMD Chipset 990X/SB950, UEFI BIOS
    AM3+ socket
    Memory: Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 1600
    PSU: NZXT 750W HALE82 Semi-Modular
    CASE: NZXT Phantom
    Operating System: Windows 7 64 Home Premium

    I installed the following and left it idle and suprisingly I watched the CPU temp rising from 29 degres to 49 degrees.
    Mobo drivers, software and utilities from mobo dvd.

    After observing that, I rebooted it into BIOS and set the boot sequence as follows:- USB, DVDROM then HDD. Then I shut down unit once again and reboot to desktop and installed "System Monitor" and "Core Temp" . Core temps read between 80'C to 83'C. I shut down unit immediately. I felt heatsink and it was barely warm, around room temp. I removed heatsink, inspected, reseated and reboot again with approximately the same temp readings. Which readings can I trust, if any one of them?

    I am now scared of leaving it idle. Let me hear your suggestions.

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    Its a fact that idle temperatures are usually inaccurate but only to the cool side. If you got access to the underside of your MB socket area through a cut out in the MB tray, put one of your fingers on the spot and see if it feels like 80+c.

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