Hi, use Aida64 to control those temperatures, look for the overall temp and more important, the diode CPU temp, if the diode temp is higher than that, replace your thermal paste and do a proper clean to the cooler if needed, or for other measures, see if your CPU tower have problems with flow the air, in and out... or buy a new cooler.
I apologize the Texas summer is frying PC and brain.
desktop HP H8 1210 Windows 7 Svc Pack 1 64 bit
Graphics NVidiaGeforce GT 520 1GB DriverVersion 361.43 (this driver seems to work best with my favorite game...Civilization VI)
MB Gigabyte 2AC8 AMD970+SB950 BIOS Version ANG_716 Zambezi HexaCore AMD FX-6100, 3900 MHz (19.5 x 200)
Motherboard Chipset AMD RD980/RD990/RX980, AMD K15
Memory 10 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 2494SW (Analog) [24" LCD] (HVLZ107164)
If I have forgotten anything I will certainly amend..thank you for any help and your patience.
currenty my temps at idle are: AIDA64..Motherboard 41 °C (106 °F)
CPU Diode 26 °C (78 °F)
these however are unusually low and seem to hover in the mid 60's during gaming..primarily the above mentioned Civilization VI
the only intensive graphics game I enjoy is the old Star Wars:Empire at War which certainly heats this PC up
Again thank you for helping an old grognard
it may help to add the ambient temp when posting your pc temps. it seems hot down there in texas.. it dosent take much at all to heat up a cpu on air coolers with anything over 75 F .. especially thos fx cpu's we had for so many years
yea those closed mid sized cases can be ruff to regulate. i see your running 3.9ghz is this turbo or manually clocked . that mid 60c temp with that clock could be due to needed extra volts on the cpu/NB voltage which the fx cpu loves but makes heat in seconds . you may need to look at getting a better cooler and intake and exhaust fans possibly. i always recommend a water cooler for fx. you may be able to get a corsair h60 or h80 to fit nicely in the front best. or rear exhaust at worst. but keep in mind the cpu/nb voltage is hard to keep down on ocing the fx. a big difference of 5celcius i found if a fan blows on back side of mobo directly on the mobo socket cpu die.. most cases these days have that spot for a fan. not sure if you have that option or not.