Originally Posted by nicolasl46
Hey guys, I'm new here. Just finished bulding my sabertooth x58 pc, and I have questions about my NB temps and CPU temps, can anybody point me to the right section/thread? Its kinda confusing with all the sections/threads available on this website. I'm running the x58 with a i7 960 (stock) with a Corsair H50, and my NB temps are 84c (as I type) and my CPU 52c. for thermal paste I used Astec Diamond dust. Why is my NB so high? and my CPU temps look like if I was on stock air. Any help is greatly appreciated
My chipset runs in the low 60s. These boards do tend to run a bit hot, but they should hold up anyway; you've got a five year warranty.
When it's @ 80c does the heatsink feel hot to the touch? If it does you should try putting a fun on it or speed up your case fans.
If it isn't hot to the touch, it may not be in good contact with the board. You could then pull it off, put some good paste on it, and re-seat it.