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Hello everyone, I have couple of questions...

I have a gateway fx6800-01e, the specs are 9gig ram, ati 4870, i7-920, and also in a custom case...I bought a thermaltake frio cpu cooler, installed it and everything went smooth, now the fans that came with it are 3-pin and my mb is 4-pin, so I bought a splitter and connected both to the mb, also these fans have manual speed control...now my question is how can I make it that the fans are controlled automatically and not by me. I tried messing with the BIOS but didn't find anything helpful...now the next question...

I used setfsb to overclock it to 3042.5mhz but i'm kinda confused on the realtemp readings and speedfan readings, here is what I get when my fans are on the lowest speed:

RealTemp Readings: idle

Core 0: 41c
Core 1: 38c
Core 2: 40c
Core 3: 39c

RealTemp Readings: under load around 68-73c, keep in mind this is under low fan speed...

Ok, now with SpeeFan this is what I get, I'm just gonna post idle temp since this question isn't really about stress temperatures...

temp 1: 80-89c
temp 2: 37c
temp 3: 27c
HD0: 34c
temp 1: 27c

and the rest are core temp. which is pretty much the same as the reading from RealTest...now, my question is when overclocking which temp should I be worried about? The core temp., temp 1, 2, 3, or what? and why is temp 1 displayed twice, with totally different temperatures? I hope you guys can make me understand what is going on here since I'm kinda new to this stuff...thanx

EDIT: I checked the temperature in BIOS and it reported 27c for cpu temperature which makes me think that the second temp 1 is my cpu temperature right? So, how much higher can I go from that...agghhhhh, this is confusing...
Edited by clk55r1d3h - 10/3/11 at 10:27pm
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All 3rd party programs for monitoring temps like that are just making their best guesses.

You should be worried about all the temps, as different components all have different maximum safe temperatures.

I would bet Temp 1 is the VREG on your motherboard. The easy way to tell is take the side door off your computer, stress the computer, and touch the VREG on the computer (top and left side of the CPU socket, most likely sever little square boxes and capacitors) GENTLY as they will be hot! Most OEM boards don't have a heat sink on the Voltage Regulator for the processor, because they don't want you to overclock their computers. Max safe temp on 1366 board VREGs I've seen reported from 75-100C before, and I never ran mine hotter than 80C.

If I'm correct, and it's your voltage regulator, you can pick up small aftermarket heat sinks to help cool the VREG better, but until then, lower your OC so they don't blow and take your motherboard with it.
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All 3rd party programs for monitoring temps like that are just making their best guesses.

You should be worried about all the temps, as different components all have different maximum safe temperatures.

I would bet Temp 1 is the VREG on your motherboard. The easy way to tell is take the side door off your computer, stress the computer, and touch the VREG on the computer (top and left side of the CPU socket, most likely sever little square boxes and capacitors) GENTLY as they will be hot! Most OEM boards don't have a heat sink on the Voltage Regulator for the processor, because they don't want you to overclock their computers. Max safe temp on 1366 board VREGs I've seen reported from 75-100C before, and I never ran mine hotter than 80C.

If I'm correct, and it's your voltage regulator, you can pick up small aftermarket heat sinks to help cool the VREG better, but until then, lower your OC so they don't blow and take your motherboard with it.
Ok, that makes more sense, thanks for the reply...i'm running 3.2ghz overclocked right now, before at 2.66ghz and the factory cooler I got 78c when stress testing it, now with this one at 3.2ghz i'm getting max 75c with the lowest temp setting since my motherboard is not controlling the speed...

now another question came up, when using prime95 the computer is stable, the temperatures are all stable, mostly lower than before which is a good thing. But, I wanted to play BC2 yesterday and as soon as I was in the game like actually playing with others, my screen froze and it was just doing this weird things. I checked it with another game but same thing...when I checked my temperatures and my video card temp. they were all good...my core temp. were around 52c and the fan on the video card works. This is not the first time playing these games, it always worked before I changed the cooler...could it be my PSU?
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