Ozzy, I definitely know what you are considering throttling, that post was more for another person, sorry for confusion.
As for TMPIN2 being northbridge, I am going off of the following...
1. In almost every monitoring program, my TMPIN2 tracks 10-12C hotter than package temp under load.
2. My northbridge heatsink is physically warmer than all other heatsinks in my system. I noticed that on the first day. It was hard to keep a finger there for more than 5 seconds. That sparked my original interest in finding out why, and prompted me to put a fan over it before I even started reading about it.
3. My first ever google search on the subject yielded this result from a Gigabyte "Gold Helper" on the Gigabyte forums:http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=7075.0
Originally Posted by absic
TMPIN0 = Sytem (Motherboard) Temp
TMPIN1 = CPU Temp
TMPIN2 = Northbridge Temp
4. This thread
that I found here on OCN led me to believe that pretty much all 990FX northbridges's run pretty hot.
But, now that I have started a more in depth search for truth on this subject, I am no wiser now than when I started. Searching here on OCN and across the internet, there is NO conclusive and consistent
evidence as to what sensors are reading exactly what temps. Especially when apparently 2 identical boards read such drastically different temps from the onboard sensors. I see this repeated over and over all across the internet. Some of the boards reporting 0C as well! The onboard sensors should not be affected by the processor installed, but apparently that is the case (but only in some
cases), or a bug with the board.
So, thank you for forcing me to take a harder look at this. For now, I'm just gonna keep my mouth shut and stop handing out advice on a board that MANY people do not fully understand, not even Gigabyte themselves apparently, which is sad.
This is frustrating.
And I am indeed running an FX-8350, just for clarification.Edited by Baskt_Case - 5/16/13 at 7:09pm