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CPU temperature readings, AMD A10 5745

Question asked by hmde on Jun 25, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2015 by hmde

I get very high temperatures for an AMD A10 5745 chip using the program Piriform Speccy and HWMonitor and GPU z - around 90-110c. I returned the computer to be retailer to be checked under warranty - they checked the machine under stress for 2 hours and found, using their own software, that the temperature was averaging 60c, so confirmed it was working fine. I then checked with HP and they recommended using SpeedFan, which confirmed the retailers' reading. So there must be some kind of misreading with Speccy, HWMonitor, GPU, etc -

Using AMD overdrive, there is a thermal margin of between 20-16c. It might be a bit hotter than it should be but it seems that this is a misreading by some programmes, and I guess I'll go with SpeedFan.

I was told on-line that using an SSD will push the CPU to its limits, but I don't know if this is true. Task Manager says the CPU is working at 2.56Ghz, but the maximum for the chip is 2.10Ghz. Is this going to damage or overheat the CPU?

Any thoughts very welcome.

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