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I got a pretty high System Temperature as shown in the screenshots.

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I got a ASUS P5Q motherboard with OCed Q6600 @ 3.0ghz and with Coolermaster Hyper TX-3. What do this System Temperature @ >70deg. C mean? Is this the Northbridge chipset temp? because i have a stock northbridge heatsink and have never checked it since the day my father gave this rig to me. It was recently that i decided to google everything about computer parts and hardware, and also about overclocking and cooling your CPU. This mobo is now approx 3 yrs old, and i never checked those northbridge heatsink if it was properly mounted or applied with thermal compound.

Do you think I need to replace the heatsink with aftermarket nb coolers? or should i apply thermal compound to it? I can't find any instruction how to dismount the northbridge heatsink and how to apply thermal compund to it. Can anyone shed a light to me with this?

Btw, i also got a side panel fan that is directly blowing cool air from the outside to my GPU and maybe also to my northbridge heatsink.
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post #2 of 9
I believe it is your NB.
If you can get a good amount of air flowing over the northbridge.
If you can with stand the noise get a higher CFM fan that can push a lot more air.
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thanks for the reply. Yeah, i'm thinking of replacing my side fan which is also 3 yrs old. I'm also planning to add a Front Bay panel Fan for more cold air intake.

Is it okay to remove that nb heatsink and put a thermal compound on it? How about the southbridge? Does it also contribute to that System Temperature rise?
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post #4 of 9
Sys temp usually only links to North bridge. You should get some arctic silver 5 for the northbridge. You can on your southbridge if you want it is up to you.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;14376306 
Sys temp usually only links to North bridge. You should get some arctic silver 5 for the northbridge. You can on your southbridge if you want it is up to you.

AS5 is capacitive. I wouldn't go using it on the chipset. Yes replacing the tim would be a good start, though.
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post #6 of 9
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Thank you for the feedbacks. One thing i also observed, the System Temperature reading using HW monitor and Aida64 is immediately reporting a 70C temp after I just boot up my PC this morning. I booted up this morning and immediately ran HWmonitor, Aida64, and CoreTemp to check out my temps. My idle Core temps shows 35-38C, but my System Temp was reporting a 70C temp even though I have just booted and running my system for only 2-5minutes.

Are there any chance that the System Temp readings are inaccurate?

or due to an old age of the motherboard (3yrs), the stock thermal compound by asus is now inefficient?

or is temp for the Intel P45 chipset is just running normal since I don't encounter any instability issue?

Again, I got a ASUS P5Q motherboard with OCed Q6600 @ 3.0ghz and with Coolermaster Hyper TX-3. I manually set my voltages at BIOS, all is currently set at their minimum or stock values, my current NB voltage is manually set at 1.1V only. DRAM Voltage is 1.8V, SB voltage is 1.1V, and PCIe sata voltage is 1.5V. CPU voltage is 1.3V.
What are your thoughts?
Edited by jothanan - 7/28/11 at 4:44pm
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post #7 of 9
Its not the northbridge itself. On the P5Q Deluxe I had always heard that it was a sensor near the northbridge.

It is very possible that the sensor isn't accurate. According to my last motherboard my psu's 12v rail was only putting out around 1v. If you aren't having any stability issues I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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post #8 of 9
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I hope its just a sensor error since the very first moment I opened my PC again this afternoon, I immediately checked out the MoBo temp in BIOS and its already reporting a 70deg. C. which is very impossible for a chipset to attain such temp in just less than a minute after powering it on.

I just don't know how to monitor my mobo and NB temp now since I want to add 2 sticks of spare RAM and maintain my OC. Thanks everyone for the feedbacks.
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post #9 of 9
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Can i use Tuniq-TX2 for my southbridge/northbrdige chipset heatsinks safely when i reseat it? or there are other thermal compounds advisable for chipsets?
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