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AMD A8 thermal margin

Question asked by huntr on Oct 4, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2016 by techguy

Hello, I have a question about the working temperature of my APU


First of all, this is my PC:

AMD A8 5600k 3.6 GHz


G.Skill 2X4GB DDR3 1866 MHz

Sapphire RX 480 4gb

500 gb HDD

EVGA 600W 80 bronze


So, It's clear that CPU bottlenecks the GPU, meaning that, when gaming, the A8 is on full load, if I undestand correctly. Nevertheless, the proccesor should work at fine thermal margins at its 100% use.

Basichally I want to know if my thermal margins are ok. This is while playing CS:GO at 140 fps:


I have the stock cooler, good airflow in the case and the thermal paste (Arctic) was applied recently, by a technician.

What are your thoughts on this?


thank you