Originally Posted by miklkit
Oops. Am I getting them mixed up? TMPIN2 is the hottest one. The package is also quite hot. They are very close in temps. I thought they both could throttle because while stress testing it seems whichever one gets there first is the one to throttle.
I have the V3 FC bios, which for some reason stopped regulating the PWM fans a few days ago on auto. The only area of the board that is warped is at those VRMs.
TMPIN0 is system/motherboard temp
TMPIN1 is CPU socket temp
TMPIN2 is northbridge
Package temp is CPU CORE TEMP, this is the most important and relevant temp.
TMPIN2 (northbridge) is known to run hot on these boards and its fine. Dont worry about it unless it says 95C or you smell smoke. Just forget TMPIN2.
Package temp should normally be ~10 degrees hotter than TMPIN1 (socket). Your mileage may vary on this though.
Furthermore, the FX package temps are not really accurate until you put a steady load on the processor.
And, just to clarify for this discussion, what are you defining as "throttling'? Throttling would be a reduction in clock speed (megahertz) as indicated by CPU-Z or similar. Beacuse the core voltage is going to bounce around and fluctuate no matter what you do, thats how these boards work, its normal, and voltage fluctuations are not what we are referring to here as throttling.Edited by Baskt_Case - 5/16/13 at 11:40am