48 months ago
I have seen way too many posts where people measure the temperature wrong and it has hit a breaking point for me so I feel complied to do this.
You have to use AMD Overdrive to get a accurate sense of how hot the CPU is running. There is a myth that its the senors. The sensors are fine, it is just how the bios and programs interpret the thermal margin which is what programs use which makes it seem wacky.
Most people would be freaking out if a program said the CPU was at 70 Idle and the number went down during load so the programs attempt to convert the thermal margin which is on a scale of 70-0 into a actual temperature but none of them are exactly correct and some programs do a worst job than others. This is also probably where that myths of AMD CPU's max temperature is 70C came to be about, people literally misinterpreting thermal margin. That is why you will want to use AMD Overdrive.