Originally Posted by danilon62
I have recomended that mobo to some friends and they haven't had any problems with it, maybe it was a bad bulk of boards? what revision? I think there are 4 revisions of that board, last one should have all those issues solved.
I was really exited about this board before I got it since everyone seems to love it. I got a rev 4 to replace my Asrock Extreme9 neglected bios full of bugs. When I swapped them out I changed nothing else, yet the CPU temperature readings were completely different. Every 8 or so seconds the temperature would spike by 10c instantly then slack off at exactly the same rate until it reached it's original value. I reseated the cooler 3 times and it didn't help, besides the spikes were obviously artificial and not actually real. I learned that AMD uses an algorithm to calculate the CPU temperature of it's chips instead of putting sensors in the chips which increases production costs. This wouldn't be a problem for me if it weren't for how the fans handled the fake temperature spikes. The fans ramped up to maximum immediately and then went back down with the slope of the temperature drop. Overall they were much louder and faster than my Asrock board and only took settings for suggestions.
Most importantly, the spikes didn't reach that high in temperature, probably something like 48c max and the fans were going nuts over it. Complete overkill. It doesn't even matter if the board wasn't working properly, it's legit normal response for mild temperatures was to ramp up the fans as fast as possible and vary the speed annoyingly, even on "silent".
I'm not saying the temperature spikes are going to happen to you, but the fan control issue probably will affect you since it's an issue of how they programmed it.Edited by cookieboyeli - 4/17/14 at 3:07am