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OK guys. Seeing how you are all so kind to help me out with my custom build computer, I have a question about my Compaq computer(yeah, yeah, I know....I was an idiot when I bought it a year and a half ago) . My CPU reads 50 degrees Celsius in the BIOS!! That seems very hot to me considering my custom build runs no more than 38 degrees under a full load (no OC). MBM reads my Compaq at a whopping 72 degrees, but I may not have it set right as I didn't change anything in the setup, other than tell it what my motherboard is and my CPU is.

Regardless, the compaq seems to run fine, with very very slight freeze-ups when I open a new application, and boots up like a champ. Should I worry??

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AMD 3000+ Socket A 2.0 Ghz 333 Mhz
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Personally I think my BIOS is way off, because everything else I run (Speedfan, Everest, MBM5) all report CPU temp as 26 idle, 34 load, and BIOS has me pegged at around 41 idle

So your BIOS reading may be wrong as well. Also, you may have faulty temp sensors.
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post #3 of 17
First thing to try is removing the heatsink, cleaning the die and sink, applying new thermal compound and reseating it.

also, you could try taking a direct reading. Do you have one of those turkey thermometers? (the ones with the long probe?)
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post #4 of 17
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I just tried that, lowered it from 52 to 50 degrees
    
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Progenicus
Personally I think my BIOS is way off, because everything else I run (Speedfan, Everest, MBM5) all report CPU temp as 26 idle, 34 load, and BIOS has me pegged at around 41 idle

So your BIOS reading may be wrong as well. Also, you may have faulty temp sensors.
A: Trust BIOS not programs

B: BIOS usually reads about 80% load so its not really idle either.
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post #6 of 17
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Is there another (easy) program out there that will check my temps for me, just so I can double check it??
    
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post #7 of 17
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Maybe I should get a turkey thermometer, like mjolnr said.
    
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
A: Trust BIOS not programs

B: BIOS usually reads about 80% load so its not really idle either.
Even if I've heard bad things about this particular BIOS's readings?

Also, be careful where you stick that thermometer, the metal tip could easily short a component and ruin it.
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post #9 of 17
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Thanks for the tip, where is the best place to test it at?? (I've never even used a turkey thermometer.)
    
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post #10 of 17
You can't really use it at all to get an accurate reading of your CPU's temp. To do that you would have to have the thermometer right on the IHS, which means you'd have to run the system with no HSF, which is not a very good idea. If you use the thermometer on the HS, it will read a lot less than what the CPU is actually running at. That said, it would still be safe to touch it to the HSF. Just not IN the fan
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