Join Date: Dec 2008
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I seem to have a bit of a problem with weird temp readings....
Ive got an abit ip35 pro xe board and I had some problems to start with when I first tried installing the freezer 7 cooler to the MB, as the plastic pins bent back, so I couldnt fix it, and in the end had to use the stock intel heatsink
Am currently running at stock speed (2.4ghz) but am having a few issues with temperature readings etc
I dont bother going by the bios readings as ive read with this MB that they arent correct, in windows though I am getting an idle temp using real temp of around 39-40 on each core, but if i run prime 95 or run a power hungry game, a the temps shoot up rapidly around to 90ish and drop back down just as quick after I close the program/game
Surely this cant be right? ive been leaving the side of the case off as well, and even felt the heatsink and it doesnt feel hot, i think its mounted properly as I had trouble fixing this to the MB as well. am worried in taking it off as well in case it wont mount again!
Anyone know why? could it be a bad chip?
Ive got a 550w psu, and im running 2x nvidia 8600gts cards