|Hi, I have a premanufactured Asus M11B computer with an AMD A8-6500, Richland Socket FM2 processor, stock heatsink, 6gb ddr3 ram running Windows 8.1 64 bit. I've not open the case yet because that would void the warranty. However, Speccy lists the motherboard as M11BB (FM2 ), Chipset Model A55/A60M FCH, Chipset Revision: 00.|
This is my first multicore CPU so I'm not sure if this is normal. The issue I'm having is with temperature monitoring. From what I read online, multicore CPUs should give individual temperature readings for each core. I've tried Speccy, Speedfan, CPUID HWMonitor, Open Hardware and Core Temp. None give me the individual temperature of each core. I only get 1 reading for the CPU and 1 for "Temperature Packages." Speccy actually only gives me Temperature Package. I've run Prime 95 at full load, using all 4 cores for an hour using Speedfan and CPUID to monitor temperatures. Both had the CPU temp stabilizing at 56/57 degrees celcius; CPUID had Temperature Package stabilizing at 96/97 degrees celcius.
At idle, CPU temp is around 25 degrees while Temperature Package at idle is around 45 degrees. However, at idle, Temperature Package can fluctuate wildly as soon as the CPU has any work. Within seconds it can go over 65 degrees and then back down to under 50, and so on.
I've looked at the Bios, it's an UEFI Bios, but can't find anything to enable or disable anything that would give inidvidual core temperatures. Even the Bios only has 1 listing for CPU temperature.
Is it normal for some multicore processors, motherboards, Bioses to only report 1 reading for CPU temperature? Is the high Temperature Package something to worry about? The case and PSU aren't heating up and the motherboard sits at under 30 degrees at idle and stabilizing at 42 degrees under load.
Also, the CPU is supposed to be a quadcore, and I think all 4 are working. Speedfan shows all 4 cores working. Speccy also lists it as 4 core, 4 thread. However, in Task manager under performance it lists the CPU as 2 cores, 4 logical processes; same in MSInfo32. In device manager under system under processors it has 4 separate listings for AMD CPU. Does this mean it has 4 cores and all 4 are active or it has 2 cores but it has the AMD version of hyperthreading?
Not sure it matters, but I'm running the system in energy efficient mode as chosen in the Bios.