ronch wrote:Hi JBI. Yeah, I read your post about getting an FX a few months back. Just curious, did you ever use the stock HSF and noticed that it was pretty loud as well? Mine is almost deafening under full load. My main concern here is that I got a comparably hotter sample, and the fan is cranking all the way up to cool it. it's quite possible to get a hotter sample, isn't it?
To answer your questions, I'm using the latest BIOS (it came by default with the board), and in the BIOS UEFI it's cranking all the way up to 5000RPM+ and temps reach 66C, which never show up in AOD and Coretemp, although I suspect that's pretty much because the chip is running full throttle in the BIOS, when CnQ is yet to kick in. What's happening with AOD and Coretemp however, is strange in that temps swing back and forth from ~19C to ~26C in ~1 sec intervals. What do you think?
ronch wrote:If it helps in the discussion, I'd like to mention that the CPU seems to be cranking up to 4.1GHz instead of 4.0GHz. That's with all cores. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Perhaps AMD wants this to go up to Intermediate Turbo Core right away instead of the 4.0GHz base clock with all cores boosting.
ronch wrote:@Arclight - Thanks for doing research, man. Yeah I saw OC Genie, but my concern is the deafeningly loud CPU fan and the wildly fluctuating CPU temperature readings, which could be tied to one another.
I notice now that every time I launch Coretemp, temps start to read at ~26C then fall quickly down to ~10C. The room is airconditioned now but I don't think it's THAT cold. I'm banking on faulty thermal sensors but if so, do I return the CPU or the board?
ronch wrote: The HSF is mounted correctly and does get warm
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