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OK, this is on my kids rig.
Sempron 3000+ AM2 on an ECS K8M890M-M v1.0A, OEM HSF.
I just started getting temps in the high 30's Idle and upper 50's under load (initaily showed low 20's @ idle and 35@ load). Also temp 2 has always been high (52°C or higher, not sure what sensor that is, case maybe) but no way is it that hot. Also Core is always high (45°C or higher).

I just updated with the most current BIOS (6/8/07) and my Temp 1 is now down to 12°C at Idle, 30°C at load (this is OC, but it is the same stock also) yet room temp is around 25°C (78°F), and Temp 2 and Core are still way up.

All I can figure is Speed fan is reading it wrong, since I can touch everthing and it is pretty cool to the touch (even before the BIOS upgrade).

Any other good temp programs? I thought Everest had temps, but did not see it?
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I would reboot and check temp in bios to compare. BTW bios will run the cpu a little hot, so check right after it loads and expect the temp to be a couple deg.+
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post #3 of 10
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Forgot to mention that. BIOS temps are the same.
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post #4 of 10
See what Everest gives you.
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post #5 of 10
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Everest has the same (I had it, I just was not looking in the right spot).
My CPU shows 5°C, yet my MoBo shows 52°C in both Speed Fan and Everest, and Core on Speed fan is 43°C (what exactly is core?).

I guess I am just going to have weird temps.
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post #6 of 10
AFIAK, the core is the temperature of your processor.

Have you tried flashing the bios and seeing if that fixes the problem? Here's what I found for this motherboard on the ECS website:
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=46&LanID=9

The temperature sensor may just be throwing up a wrong reading. A simple bios flash to a newer version "may" resolve that.

Are you only using the thermal compond pad on the oem cooler?
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post #7 of 10
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I just did a BIOS upgrade to the most current (stated in first post).
It is the OEM HSF with AS5. I had this Sempron on my computer before I upgraded to a X2 with no issues. It was OC'ed to 2.4GHz with temps just fine.

The only thing I can think of is the temps are just not being read correctly. BIOS, Speed Fan and Everest are giving me the same temps, especialy since it reads the Core Temp @ 48 and the Temp 1 (which Everest shows the same temp as CPU) @ 12 (which is colder than ambient)??
Also there is no way the MoBo is 57°C, that is like 157°F. I have the side of the case off and everything I touch is barely warm.

Oh well, thats what I get for getting a $35 motherboard on clearance....
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post #8 of 10
Oh my bad didn't read your first post carefully hehe.

Yep sounds like the temperature sensors are off. I can't imagine an am2 sempron idling that hot with as5.
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post #9 of 10
I dislike (instead of hate) speedfan. That utility temps are way off. It always says my computer is overheating when it is not. All the other programs all say everything is fine but SpeedFan is screaming at me.
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post #10 of 10
I don't remeber where I got this, but its called core temp and it should work on any modern processor.

http://www.kennymester.com/core%20temp.exe
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