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Axe-Fx III Running Temp?

maorgr

Regular
Hi,

I was wondering, since I have noticed that some presets consume around 70-80% CPU power, is there a way to view axe fx operation temperature anywhere ?

I just want to make sure its not running hot.

Thanks in advance.
 

l4mpi

New here
AFAIK there is no such thing in the Axe FX firmware. If there were I would expect it to be in the setup menu under utilities. The manual doesn't mention any such functionality.

Anyways, I would strongly suspect that it's not needed. Most modern SOCs have protections against thermal faults so they would turn off before there could be any damage to the chip. Even if the chipset used in the Axe FX should have no such mechanism, any competent engineer would design it in a way to ensure that it's guaranteed to be safe as long as you don't exceed the allowed environmental temperature (50°C/122°F) - and as Fractal has a pretty much perfect track record for hardware design you should be able to rest easy.
There is a CPU limit of 90% for presets, described in section chapter 5 of the manual under "preset CPU limits". But the drawbacks of actually going over 90% are only described as "audio performance may be compromised" and "at extremely high CPU usage levels, the Axe-Fx III may become unstable". This sounds more like you have to worry about running out of resources to do the processing fast enough and less about overheating the unit.

As an aside, "operation temperature" is an ambiguous term in a complex system such as the Axe FX. There's probably a multitude of temperature sensors on the chipset; I would assume at the very least one per core (DSP1, DSP2, FPGA, USB, ...) and possibly further ones for submodules of the cores. A generic "whole package" temperature would probably have limited use as temperature can vary widely over the package.
 

sskkmm

Veteran
Hi,

I was wondering, since I have noticed that some presets consume around 70-80% CPU power, is there a way to view axe fx operation temperature anywhere ?

I just want to make sure its not running hot.

Thanks in advance.
Could always be sure to run the bias a little cold in the amp power section.
:)
 

maorgr

Regular
I'll just put it in the refrigerator while I'm jamming

thanks everyone for making a mockery out of my legitimate question.
 

chris

Legend!
Hi,

I was wondering, since I have noticed that some presets consume around 70-80% CPU power, is there a way to view axe fx operation temperature anywhere ?

I just want to make sure its not running hot.

Thanks in advance.
If this was necessary, there would be an obvious way and it would be in the Owner’s manual.

It is not necessary.
 

chris

Legend!
Are you being condescending?
no. i asked a question. i don't see how one piece of gear having a feature creates a precedent for all other gear to do the same.

it's like saying the Axe-Fx III can load 4 IRs in a Cab block, therefore all other guitar gear should.

i just don't see any precedence being set based on one other piece of gear.
 
no. i asked a question. i don't see how one piece of gear having a feature creates a precedent for all other gear to do the same.

it's like saying the Axe-Fx III can load 4 IRs in a Cab block, therefore all other guitar gear should.

i just don't see any precedence being set based on one other piece of gear.
Precedence: the fact of coming or occurring earlier in time. If there is precedence for something it means it’s happened before. Not that it has to happen every time.
 
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