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Discussing my sig rig.

Okay I have two very very different temperatures being shown, and I am almost positive the bios update does not correctly recognize the temps of my cpu. When I first bought the 955, I thought I had a bad cpu as the computer refused to stay on, but it would stay on in the bios. I figured out it was the automatic temp shutdown. The bios reads my cpu as 70C from a cold start, I mean cold start, like as fast as I can get into the bios it's 70C.

This is drastically different than in CoreTemp, which is at 38C right now. Sounds a bit more realistic, especially since the system has always been stable and runs great.

My bios is flashed to the latest realeased and my cpu is in fact supported, even though this is originally an AM2+ board.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=20&LanID=0

So what's the deal? Obviously this would be a major problem if I was in fact 70C at a cold start idle, so I really don't think it's accurate and I blame ECS...but how can I be sure the CoreTemp program is correct? What kind of problems can I expect to run into with the bios not recognizing the correct temperature?
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You might want to DL a third monitor. Try comparing what you have against HWMonitor or AIDA64. Also be sure your reading and comparing the CPU Socket temp and not cpu socket to actual core temps.
If you find it is your cpu socket reading that high you might want to try a cpu cooler re-seat with a quality TIM, than test again.

Was the cpu temp ever lower with previous bios? If so perhaps you got a corrupt bios DL and need to re do that again.

The Arctic Freezer 64 Pro is fine for a dual core, but I really don't think it'll hold up well with an OC'd quad. I would agree the 38c your seeing on idle is probably what you'd end up with and by the time you start OCing you'll find yourself running very high temps very quickly.
Edited by The Sandman - 4/19/11 at 10:01pm
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HWMonitor has a lot of complaints of innaccuracy, so I went ahead and skipped that one. Real temp told me the 955 Quad isn't supported? Okay then...well this AIDA64 program rocks. I'll be getting the full version of that one tomorrow. It does read within 1 degree or dead on what CoreTemp reads, confirming the bios is not correct I suppose.

I want to upgrade cooling but with max temps of around 53C, do I really need to? I'd much rather use that money towards a SSD.

I'll be reseating the CPU tomorrow, but any other thoughts on how this problem could affect me? My case fans aren't on any automatic controller, but I suppose that, C&Q, and system fan speeds could all be factors here, but I turn C&Q off, run max performance power settings (Min cpu 100%) and if the bios thinks the cpu is 70C and wants to blast off the cpu fan...well that'll be fine.

Just want to make sure there's not something I could be missing to make this a more pressing issue than it is to me right now.
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Make sure your case fans are delivering lots of cool air (running 100% including cpu cooler fan), enable cool & quiet to lower voltage and idle temps, and as long as your happy with the current OC, no real reason to upgrade cooler if temps hold under 55c while under load. But I'd still check that cooler seating ASAP to be sure.
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Reseated the cooler today, and much to my dismay, my temps went UP! I guess it was seated right and now the Silver 5 needs to cure? I cleaned everything off real good, used rubbing alcohal, applied only a rize grain sized bead, etc etc....Now my temps are getting dangerously close to 60C...or right on it.

Maybe I should look into getting another cooler. I guess at this point though I'll open a ticket to ECS, and see what they say about the bios temps.
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