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I have this sensor, that, when I run orthos, goes from about 30C to 55C+ in about 2 seconds and then contines to rise slowly to 60C after that. I have found that whenever this temp goes past 58C, my computer is unstable.

At first I thought it was the northbridge, so I bought a new cooler for it (this one) but it made not one degree of difference. I also tested by unplugging the fan on the cooler and the heatsink got really hot but that temp never went up.

Also it rises with overclocking. At stock, it tops out around 40C, 480mhz: 55C, and 500Mhz, 60C.

I just want to know where or what it is so I can cool it down!

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post #2 of 14
Maybe it's the southbridge? lol
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Maybe it's the southbridge? lol
I touched that heatsink while it was running and it was barely warm, though.
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post #4 of 14
Probably a broken sensor? My friends graphics card was like a year old and it said it was 165c and when he touched it, it was only warm.
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post #5 of 14
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Probably a broken sensor? My friends graphics card was like a year old and it said it was 165c and when he touched it, it was only warm.
If it was broken, then why would my computer be mysteriously stable (not CPU or memory) when this temp goes over 58C, and why would it change between idle and load?
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post #6 of 14
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Still need to figure this out... man I wish I just had an infared camera or something so I could see where this sensor is.
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post #7 of 14
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Nobody knows what the "motherboard" sensor is mesauring?
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post #8 of 14
Play with your NB/SB voltages and see if the temps scale with v adjustments.
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
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Play with your NB/SB voltages and see if the temps scale with v adjustments.
Good idea, I only have NB controls but I'll see what temps goes up at least.
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post #10 of 14
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Okay, I've just tested setting NB volts to max (+0.3v) and it made absolutely no difference in any of the temps. Now I'm wondering if it actually is my southbridge because of the way it's crammed in next to my 8800. I'll test to see if applying AS5 makes any difference and if it does then I might look into buying a low profile active cooler.

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