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CPU temp question

Question asked by mattyjames on Aug 3, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2017 by wth

I have an FX-8350 on an ASUS M5A97 motherboard with a Hyper 212 EVO cooler and my temp is 44 in the bios screen. This seems a bit hot for idle with such a large cooler so I am wondering if I may have an issue. The cooler seems secure with the exception of one of the mount pegs  turns with the screw at maximum torque. This makes me think its not as secure as it could be. Also the heat sink doesn't seem very warm to the touch after some minimal usage.


Before I have to completely disassemble the computer (no access to the backplate through the case), I am trying to figure out what my target temp should be in the bios. Thanks in advance.