Originally Posted by cavallino
Haha yeah I don't know, not liking that idea.
If I had had to have only one sensor I guess it is better to have cpu/coretemp I have a good enough idea of correct temps to tell if fans/pump are not working correctly or voltage is incorrect.
Honestly it's not likely to brick your mobo.
When I first got my Core i7 I also had an EVGA X58, and it used the same mobo sensor chip, and I had a similar issue. I don't remember exactly whether this was the fix I used, since I got rid of the board early (for other reasons). One thing I can tell you, it certainly didn't fry the board.
Though the reason I got rid of the board was it had other BIOS issues. EVGA seems to be not very good at BIOS writing, if it doesn't have to do with overclocking. Sure, I could take my 920 C0 to 4.2GHz at 1.35V, but it's like they put all the work into making the mobo bench well, and little or none in making it perform for everyday use.
Given that I've seen other people try to use Linux on even newer EVGA motherboards and run into BIOS roadblocks, I count myself very unlikely to ever buy another one.
Ultimately I bought the step-up to Classified, and resold the new Classified still in its shrink wrap to someone here on OCN. I've had my current ASUS board since.