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Is my APU Thermal Throttling?

Question asked by tenuto on Jan 21, 2016

While stressing my CPU it performs very well until it reaches 35 degrees Celsius in AMD Overdrive. Once it reaches that thermal margin the processors dials back on its clock speed and the temperatures come back down. The thing that confuses me is that thermal margin means that I'm 35 degrees away from throttling. Why is it throttling at a low temperature. Also on HW Monitor the temperatures actually go to about 85 degrees Celsius then throttle. I don't know which readings to trust. Makes more sense to throttle at 85 Celsius than at 35 thermal margin. Thanks