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hi,
i have the GA-970A-DS3 with a phenom II x4 3.2GHz, with a 460 GTX.
And the problem is that i am getting 67ºC at the north brige (TMPIN2) just when i start the PC, and up to 90ºC when i run a game like GTA4 or BF3 so the PC starts making a by "Biiip" noise.
is the motherboard too bad for games or which is the problem? thanks


i live in Spain, here the temp is 20ºC now,
i am using all like came from the stock, so maybe the problem could be the CPU sink?
it is the LCpower LC-cc94
http://www.lc-power.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/deutsch/cpucooler/multi/cosmo_cool_lc-cc-94/LC-CC-94_Datenblatt.pdf
TMPin 1 is 58ºC now and tmpin0 is 41ºC
Cores are 57ºC
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TMPIN2 is CPU Socket temp and your cores should be no where near 57C idle. Either the LC-cc94 isn't mounted properly or it can't handle a PII x4. Or the voltages are not set way too high in BIOS.
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That CPU heatsink you linked does not look like it would be any better if at all over the stock AMD heatsink.

Would look into upgrading that heatsink as soon as possible if I were you.
    
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I agree 100%, look into another cooler. If you list your rig specs we could offer more info as what might fit your setup and budget.
It never pays to go low budget when it comes to cooling if you're wanting to OC.
 
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i am going to change the heatsink to this one http://www.appinformatica.com/ventiladores-arctic-cooling-freezer-13-pro.-silencio-extremo.php
the problem was that i bought the procesor alone, it didnt come with the heatsink, and the shop guy recomended me that little ****.
i would like to know what you think about that heatsink i am going to take
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here you got the voltages:
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Voltages are normal so either that CPU cooler sucks or it isn't mounted properly. Cores still shouldn't be anywhere near 52C and I'm sure once you start doing anything intensive they're going way over the 62C max. Here's my temps @ 3.8ghz with radiator fan on lowest setting.

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I personally pay much more attention to the cpu socket temp then core temp. The socket temps you posted are high enough to make the system shut itself down. The beep you hear is the alarm in the motherboard bios going off because cpu socket temps have gotten too high.

You could reseat the heatsink and try again. You could under volt some and drop the cpu clocks to save some heat, until you get a better cooler.
    
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Hi everyone,i need your help overclocking my fx-4100 on this board GA-970A-DS3... your help are greatly appreciated im just a noob in this clocking thingy .biggrin.gif


Edited by bargzeek - 12/12/12 at 6:58am
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Hi everyone,i need your help overclocking my fx-4100 on this board GA-970A-DS3... your help are greatly appreciated im just a noob in this clocking thingy .biggrin.gif

I would start a fresh thread and be sure to include your detailed system specs (psu model, mobo, ram, cpu cooler, ect).
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