AMD Phenom II X4 temperature issues (was Re: hardware monitor)

Gary Aitken vagabond at
Sun Aug 4 23:29:39 UTC 2013

On 08/04/13 17:22, Gary Aitken wrote:
> Ok, so now I see that my cpu temperature shoots up pretty dang fast when a
> build is going on.
> I'm running an AMD Phenom II X4 with the AMD-supplied fan in an 
> ASUS M4A89TD PRO / USB3 motherboard.
> The system "works fine" unless I start a cpu-intensive build.
> If I leave it unattended, after some time the system shuts down abruptly.
> I'm guessing it's because of excessive cpu temperatures.
> When doing port builds, or any cpu-intensive job, the temperature of the
> CPU goes from 45 to 50 in about 30 seconds.
> I pretty much have to manually suspend and resume the build process
> to keep it down.  If I do that, I avoid the abrupt shutdown.
> Needless to say, this makes unattended operation a non-starter...
> Does anyone else have a similar setup they can provide me some related
> experience on?

BTW, the mobo temp stays down around 32.

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