I was setting up my HTPC using an A8-5600K and an MSI A74IA-E53
and while doing the routine stability and temp checks, I noticed something odd with the CPU temp. Running Prime95, the BIOS was reading 62C, HWMonitor was reading 94C, and CoreTemp was reading 47C. This was with the stock heatsink, Arctic Silver 5, and the fan never exceeded 2900rpm. The air from the HSF felt warm but 62C seems a little low considering the stock heatsink, "low" fan rpms (I know these things can spin up to ~4000rpm), and 100W CPU. On the other hand, when I touched the heatsink, it definetly didn't burn my finger like 94C would feel. I quickly debunked CoreTemp when I stopped Prime95 and the temp reading dropped to 4C but right now I'm not sure whether to trust the BIOS or HWMonitor. Apparently LegitReviews had the same problem.
Am I just biased because the 120mm tower-style heatpipe cooler on my i5-3570K has a hard time keeping temps below 55C running Prime95?
I would like Trinity owners to post their load temps so I can cross-check. Please state your cooler and fan rpms at max temp. I would obviously like to see stock cooler temps if possible.
i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-m, Asus GTX660 TOP, 120 GB Vertex 3 Max IOPS, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 8GB G-Skill @1.25V, Silverstone PS07B