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AMD A8-7670K Radeon R7 APU - Temperatures too high?

Question asked by crawfyp1 on Mar 19, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2016 by techguy



I purchased brand new AMD A8-7670K Radeon R7 APU, the rest of my build is as follows:


mobo: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3

PSU: Corsair VS550 550W

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 2 X 4GB

OS: Win 10


The build is for my mother in law and the machine will not be particularly stressed.


My question is re temps. The APU is using the stock cooler and idles at approx 45-48 degrees C, in normal use it rises often to 70 degrees plus and sometimes will hit 78 degrees fairly regularly. I have used Speccy and HW Monitor CPUID - both show the same. Is this to be expected with this APU on stock cooler. I recently built another machine with AMD A6-6400k Black Edition APU, similar spec and it runs much cooler. Advice appreciated.