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post #1 of 10
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Hi. I'm wondering if anyone might know what the "Mainboard" Temperature reading is in HWMonitor, as its always much higher then everything else. In fact, after 15 minutes of prime the temps went up to 67c, which just sounds ridiculous.
I've read that it might be northbridge but i'm not so sure.



As you can see, at idle its at 44c, while the cpu is below 30c.
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thats the NB, and if you havent changed the TIM on it yet thats normal. They use this crap that is just atrocious and doesnt work at all.

mine is idling at 53 with 1.4v atm
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It's your northbridge but the reading is way off.
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thats the NB, and if you havent changed the TIM on it yet thats normal. They use this crap that is just atrocious and doesnt work at all.

mine is idling at 53 with 1.4v atm
Ah okay. How high can temps go before it becomes dangerous?


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It's your northbridge but the reading is way off.
I also ran AIDA64 (new Everest) and i get the same reading. Could both really be wrong?
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post #5 of 10
I wouldnt go past around 70-75

it should run a lot cooler anyhow

EDIT: gappo knows all about the 890fxe
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Thank you both for your help, i'll try changing the TIM and see if that makes any difference.
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Okay so now both HWMonitor and AIDA64 are telling me that the temp are 80-85c, but is strange since i touched the heatsink and it only feels warm. If it was really that hot wouldn't it burn my finger?
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Originally Posted by Arviel View Post
Okay so now both HWMonitor and AIDA64 are telling me that the temp are 80-85c, but is strange since i touched the heatsink and it only feels warm. If it was really that hot wouldn't it burn my finger?
only if it was making good contact. heatsinks only get hot when they are dissipating the heat well.
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post #9 of 10
The contact was fine, the temps are fine, the reading is wrong. Check the system temp in the bios, that will give you a better idea.

I checked with a northbridge heatsink with a k-type probe embedded directly above the die, temps were 20C out in windows, bios was fine.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by el gappo View Post
The contact was fine, the temps are fine, the reading is wrong. Check the system temp in the bios, that will give you a better idea.

I checked with a northbridge heatsink with a k-type probe embedded directly above the die, temps were 20C out in windows, bios was fine.
Okay so that reading in the bios that says SYS TEMP is the northbridge? if so it reads 30. Sigh, what a relief. Thank you again, i almost died of worry.
Edited by Arviel - 6/11/11 at 9:12pm
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