Quote: Originally Posted by Cee
I have an AMD 955 CPU and ROG Crosshair III formula motherboard
When testing, I use both HWM Pro, AMD Overdrive and LCD Poster to watch out for the temps.
In both HWM Pro and LCD poster there is the CPU temperature showing.
I use AMD overdrive to look for Core temps...
The max temp is 62C...
Is that the max CPU temp or max CPU core temp???
While testing, Highest CPU temp was 53C (@3.8GHz, IntelBurn) and Core temp was 59C....
So which one shall I look out for?
The max temp quoted by AMD is 62C, and that is the CPU temp, or Tcase max. The core temp will be slightly higher than that. Usually 7 to 8 degrees.
It's the CPU temp that you need to worry about. The chips have a thermal throttle, but a sustained temp above 62C will eventually damage or kill it.