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Question about HW Monitor/laptop overheating?

#1RX_93_Nu_GundamPosted 12/28/2013 10:05:46 PM
Okay, so I got a new laptop and I started to play Crysis. I also wanted to check to see how hot the game would run my computer. When I downloaded the latest version of HWmonitor, it showed my CPU at 105-110 degrees C. It just seemed odd. I took a screenshot. I'm curious, is HW Monitor accurate? Should I ignore the numbers? I just want to make sure my computer doesn't over heat. Also, I checked my computer at idle and it was still higher than 100 degrees C.

http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/Screenshot-12_28_20139_47_01PM_zps01803df8.png

Look at AMD A4/A6/A8/A10. <--- That's the name of my cpu according to HW monitor. (It's actually an A10 AMD processor) Look at temperatures--> packages--> it says 103 degrees C.

Why does it say packages? Also any idea why it doesn't show all four of my cores?
#2ClouddxPosted 12/28/2013 10:08:57 PM
HWmonitor might not be correct, try something like CoreTemp, and GPU-Z to monitor CPU and GPU heat.
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#3RX_93_Nu_Gundam(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:53:50 PM
GPU-Z shows my GPU at 90 degrees. That's a kinda high. My HW monitor showed my GPU around 50 degrees or so.

GPU-Z: http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/gpu_zps2faae3ea.gif

For Core Temp, I'm not really sure how to use that program. when I pulled it up it didn't really show any temperatures. http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/Screenshot-12_28_201310_44_46PM_zpscc96fb84.png
#4ClouddxPosted 12/28/2013 11:00:24 PM
RX_93_Nu_Gundam posted...
GPU-Z shows my GPU at 90 degrees. That's a kinda high. My HW monitor showed my GPU around 50 degrees or so.

GPU-Z: http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/gpu_zps2faae3ea.gif

For Core Temp, I'm not really sure how to use that program. when I pulled it up it didn't really show any temperatures. http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/Screenshot-12_28_201310_44_46PM_zpscc96fb84.png


Well, GPU-Z is prob correct. It seems that some of the newer CPU's are having trouble with Temp monitor programs, you might have to look around to find one that supports your CPU.

90C is normal for a Laptop graphics card.
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#5RX_93_Nu_Gundam(Topic Creator)Posted 12/29/2013 2:34:03 PM
Clouddx posted...
RX_93_Nu_Gundam posted...
GPU-Z shows my GPU at 90 degrees. That's a kinda high. My HW monitor showed my GPU around 50 degrees or so.

GPU-Z: http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/gpu_zps2faae3ea.gif

For Core Temp, I'm not really sure how to use that program. when I pulled it up it didn't really show any temperatures. http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/Screenshot-12_28_201310_44_46PM_zpscc96fb84.png


Well, GPU-Z is prob correct. It seems that some of the newer CPU's are having trouble with Temp monitor programs, you might have to look around to find one that supports your CPU.

90C is normal for a Laptop graphics card.


90C is normal? Are you sure? That seems rather high.
#6ClouddxPosted 12/29/2013 2:36:09 PM
RX_93_Nu_Gundam posted...
Clouddx posted...
RX_93_Nu_Gundam posted...
GPU-Z shows my GPU at 90 degrees. That's a kinda high. My HW monitor showed my GPU around 50 degrees or so.

GPU-Z: http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/gpu_zps2faae3ea.gif

For Core Temp, I'm not really sure how to use that program. when I pulled it up it didn't really show any temperatures. http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u627/Nu_Gundam/PC%20stuff/Screenshot-12_28_201310_44_46PM_zpscc96fb84.png


Well, GPU-Z is prob correct. It seems that some of the newer CPU's are having trouble with Temp monitor programs, you might have to look around to find one that supports your CPU.

90C is normal for a Laptop graphics card.


90C is normal? Are you sure? That seems rather high.


For a GPU that's fine, my 9700M GT ran at well over 100C.
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