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blueknight1960

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Hi all, I have a friend who just got a pre-built AMD cpu desktop computer. I noticed that the idle temp is around 55-64 c. I installed the intel burn test and when run, the temp drops down to about 34 c and when the test is stopped,it goes back to 55-64 c. I was thinking a connection for the temp reading is connected wrong? I'm not sure how to correct this. Any help would be appreciated.
 

caddi daddi

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you are using amd overdrive, it shows how many degrees until you reach the max temp of the processor.
 
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blueknight1960

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Thanks for the reply. Guess it would make too much sense for amd to do it the normal way.
 

EarthDog

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Thanks for the reply. Guess it would make too much sense for amd to do it the normal way.
There are a couple programs that do it that way, actually. Realtemp (for Intel) shows both.

EDIT: I personally like seeing it that way as without, you have no idea (without researching) what the limit is/how far you have to go. ;)
 
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blueknight1960

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Once again it's not my computer, I was looking for a friend. But I appreciate the feedback.
 

caddi daddi

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no problem, we like the easy questions, makes me look like I know something............
 

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Once again? BK, it doesn't matter who's computer it is... I answered a generic question with a generic answer...computer ownership agnostic. :D