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I have to ask, but what exactly IS my north bridge..Is it the heat sink sitting on my motherboard?
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No it does not which is VERY annoying. Someone mentioned me needing a modded bios because the ECS bios will not allow it.

Also found what it says...brace for the odd structure of it..

Warning! Now system is in Safe Mode.

Please re-setting CPU frequency in the CMOS setup.

Ok, now the thing is, it does this even if my FSB (or reference clock, i prefer FSB..it's shorter) is at 220 (which would be a 2.4ghz OC if I remember right) it does this..Not always but yes it does..It also does not always do this with my 2.8ghz OC which would be a 260 FSB.

EDIT: I think it might have something to do with my motherboard temperatures...Because if I leave it off for a bit it works (much better chance of booting) Is my northbridge or southbridge or whatever getting to hot and is that what is causing this?

I will also try Overclocking my graphics card a little more..But I am afraid I might fry it..I cannot afford a new one for awhile...
Comp, try downloading Everest. This program may be able to tell you the chipset temperatures ect. Hopefully the motherboard has the sensors to report the readings.
If your not able to change the Vcore then your going to be extremely limited which I'm almost positive is your current problem. Does the BIOS allow for changes to the chipset in terms of voltage?

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As far as I can tell the voltage is also SoL. But I will check after I put a fan on my NB (once I figure out were that is also...)
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I have to ask, but what exactly IS my north bridge..Is it the heat sink sitting on my motherboard?
Comp, that is correct. The silvery looking heatsink next to your PCI slots on the right is your chipset(or north bridge if you feel comfortable calling it that). In terms of "north bridge" well it's not exactly the same as an Intel north bridge but the familiarities are close.

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Ok thanks helps allot..Just north bridge to me implies..North..But hey whatever.

OK here are my temps...Apparently my CPU is nice and COOL.

Temperatures
Motherboard34 °C (93 °F)
CPU25 °C (77 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #132 °C (90 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #234 °C (93 °F)
MCP57 °C (135 °F)
Aux25 °C (77 °F)
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It is normal for the NB & SB chipsets to get hotter than the rest of the computer at the touch of your hand. Mine is hot but tolerable to touch, it's always been this way and never given me any problems. I would like to put some sort of heatsink on it but my video card sits right above it making it literally impossible. I want to get a small copper sink with some really good thermal tape but I'm yet to find any super-tape that'll do the job.
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Hmm I will not be able to place a fan on it because my graphics card is in the way..Figures eh?

Anything else I can try?
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Ok thanks helps allot..Just north bridge to me implies..North..But hey whatever.

OK here are my temps...Apparently my CPU is nice and COOL.

Temperatures
Motherboard34 °C (93 °F)
CPU25 °C (77 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #132 °C (90 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #234 °C (93 °F)
MCP57 °C (135 °F)
Aux25 °C (77 °F)
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Comp, those temperature readings look great. Your chipset is a little warm at idle though but your not even running a high HTT (reference clock) for it to be an issue. Some may disagree but the DIE on these chipsets can handle a lot of heat. What kind of airflow do you have in your case?

Good luck

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Anything else I can try?
Comp, like I said in my previous post your very limited with your Vcore being locked. It's even frustrating for me because I want to see this puppy OC
Edited by thlnk3r - 7/7/08 at 11:50am
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What are your ambient temps like? Those look a bit warmer than what a comfortable ambient temp would be in a household. And the MCP looks hotter than I would normally think it would be at. Do you have good airflow in the case?
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The airflow is good, one out take 120mm at the back right at the CPI HSF, an 80mm intake right on the CPU HSF, and an 80mm intake right at the front of the case on the inside, and I will add another RIGHT next to it once I find were I put it.

Also considering how horrible my cable management is I am surprised with those temperatures...Actually I have NO cable managements..Just plugged everything in, moved something to get it out of the way...and that is it.

EDIT: My case temperature gauge says the ambient is about 29c which considering is about right for my room.

Reason being, the house I live in does not have AC. (well a large unit) We have window units in the living room, and one in my parents room. I have a window fan (two fans) as an out take.

Also my room is known as the hottest in the house. Go figure.
Edited by Comp112 - 7/7/08 at 11:58am
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