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Phenom 720 temps rised after bios update

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WojtasRed, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. WojtasRed

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    Before bios update:
    Processor (idle): 28C
    Cores (idle): 25C
    After bios update:
    Processor (idle): 38C
    Cores (idle): 26C

    Why? Could I decrease this temps on current bios version?
    When I restore `old` bios, temps are as above (28C/25C).
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    sounds like your bios was misreading the old temperatures for that line of chips, and the update added an offset to compensate.

    The new temps are more accurate.

    28C is freakishly low idle tbh... i dont get that under water unless my ambient dips below 20C and i have power features on.
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    So it`s better to keep a new bios version, right?
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    yeah... for sure. the only thing that can realistically raise temps by 10C at idle is a sensor recalibration. That or a 30% hike in vcore, which i dont think is the case.

    Either way, thats a normal idle temp, so no worries.
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    Ok.
    But tell me, is there any sense to oc this processor to 3,2-3,4 Ghz?
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    yeah... free speed. :toast:

    2.8Ghz is not terribly fast, and a nice bump to 3.4 will definitely be noticeable.
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