AMD A10-7850K Running Very Hot

Ginger_Thor

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Hello everyone! So, I just recently (by that, I mean yesterday) finished building my first new PC in about five years. I've got Windows 7 64-bit installed on it, and I have all of maybe three non-standard programs installed so far (Namely Chrome and Speccy). I've been using Speccy on the PCs around the house to monitor the respective heat situations in each. In running Speccy on this new build (which I'll detail in a minute), it claims I'm running at 50C minimum when idle, but usually more in the 60-70C range, and towards the 80C range when, say, streaming 1080p video. I've even seen it register as high as 100C. Okay, here's my build:

AMD A10-7850K apu
MSI Radeon R7 250
ASRock A88X+ ATX mobo
Crucial 256GB SSD
Two G.Skill 4GB RAM sticks
Corsair CS750M PSU
Five Corsair fans (two front, two top, one back)
All in a Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 case

So, I've read around, looked at some other answers to similar questions with AMD APU's, and I've got a couple options. It looks like third party programs are notorious for incorrectly reading the temps for these, and/or I need to reapply thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink. Those seem to be the most common responses to questions like mine, but I hadn't seen one yet relating to the A10-7850K, so I figured I'd ask for some opinions from people who would know better than I.

Thanks!
 

Y0GI

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Before you start taking anything apart, D/L and install AMD Overdrive monitoring program and use it to check your temps with. Overdrive gives you an indirect temperature measurement, that is, it tells you your APU's "Thermal Margin" which is the difference between your APU's temp and the max. temp that AMD recommends.

This is the best way to monitor temps. on an AMD CPU/APU.

Yogi
 

Ginger_Thor

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Okay, Overdrive has the Thermal Margin sitting around 70C when idle, and, for example, around 56-60C right now while I'm typing this. So, that means that my APU temp right now is about 60C below the max temp that AMD recommends? Good, very good. I was hoping it was just an issue with the monitoring program I was using, not my APU.

Thank you much!
 

Y0GI

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You're welcome.

Yogi

 

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