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AMD Thermal Margins

By GeforcerFX
Oct 28, 2015
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  1. So I am using AMD overdrive to detect the thermal margin of my A8-5557m, I know on the desktop chips it's always 70C. Are the mobile chips the same and set to 70C thermal margin?
     
  2. Balusri

    Balusri TS Rookie

    70 Deg C is too high for the CPU. Are you using a CPU Cooler?
    The thermal margins are set in the BIOS usually. When the PC boots up, bring up the BIOS Page and check there.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    He is asking about the thermal margin desktop vs portable. He never stated that was his temp. Unfortunately I know very little about AMD.
     
  4. Balusri

    Balusri TS Rookie

    "The thermal margins are set in the BIOS usually. When the PC boots up, bring up the BIOS Page and check there." BIOS is there in Desktops as well as Laptops.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    So you are not really saying 70 C is too high for CPU temps, you are saying 70 C is too high for a thermal margin?

    While I might agree 70 C is a bit high for CPU temps, that wasn't the question. But if you are saying 70 C is to high for thermal margins, I will have to disagree. And judging by the OP, I'd say they would also.

    I'm thinking desktop and mobile would be the same as far as thermal margins, but honestly I don't know.
     

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