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Does anyone else have this board. I am getting really high temp readings but the system seems to be running ok. The heat sink is heating up but not to the level of where the motherboard is reading. I believe that the temps are off by 10-15 C. I remember reading something awhile back about the Abit motherboards reading temps way too high. What would be a safe benchmark for overclocking when the temps are being read this far off? Any feedback would be helpful.

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Does anyone else have this board. I am getting really high temp readings but the system seems to be running ok. The heat sink is heating up but not to the level of where the motherboard is reading. I believe that the temps are off by 10-15 C. I remember reading something awhile back about the Abit motherboards reading temps way too high. What would be a safe benchmark for overclocking when the temps are being read this far off? Any feedback would be helpful.

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I have the same board and trust the temps, the boundary that you want to look at is 60C.
 

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Originally Posted by ATVkid*AFZ*

have you updated your bios? that may be the culprit in this entire thing...

Good point, the BIOS version 28 dropped my temps by 5C
 

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I have the ic7 max 2 but have not had this problem, but i also have a vt7 and i had to reflash my bios, but it was not showing the correct temps at all..

the cpu temp was locked at like 84°f

I have an XP-120 heat sink. The old motherboard same processor was running about 41C full load 3.6 OCed 3.0e. I just reseated the heat sink and applied new thermal grease and its still running about 48C idle.... HIGH. WoW!
 

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I have an XP-120 heat sink. The old motherboard same processor was running about 41C full load 3.6 OCed 3.0e. I just reseated the heat sink and applied new thermal grease and its still running about 48C idle.... HIGH. WoW!

That is amazingly low for the 3.0E.
 

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that's definitely overreported, you should flash your bios to the most recent, that's really underreported...i ran 28 idle with a stock 2.8...
 

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but also, are u sure you reapplied the heatsink and thermal pate on right? like not too much?

i have the board and my temps were always good from the beginning
 

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that's definitely overreported, you should flash your bios to the most recent, that's really underreported...i ran 28 idle with a stock 2.8...
I've got the latest bios. Maybe I should downgrade the bios?
 

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I've got the latest bios. Maybe I should downgrade the bios?
28 was released about two weeks ago, are you running 28 or 27 that is downloaded through ABIT Flash?
 

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28 was released about two weeks ago, are you running 28 or 27 that is downloaded through ABIT Flash?

I've tried 28 & 27. I might have put on a little too much thermal paste. I reapplied for the third time, and I hardly put any on at all.. I barley pushed on the end and put about the size that is in the picture on arctic silver's website. It also says on the instructions that it could take several thermal cycles before it will be working the best. It said about 200 hours. With turning the computer off a few times in between for it too cool off and settle. I'm going to try that first. I got it down to about 41C idle w/o overclock. I always forget for some reason with that damn thermal paste.. you just need a very very little bit.
 

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i made a guide for applying thermal paste. it's in both the AMD and Intel CPU sections. check it out.
THanks for that. I read through that and I was doing as instructed on arctic silver's website. I just put the size of a bb and then let the heat sink spread it around. I have an XP-120. I will probably do as you said and use the same amount and just spread it around with a credit card or a casino card
Its heating up to like 50C at full load running stock. Little hotter than how I had it setup with the old MB. Old mb only maxed out at 41.5 C with 3.6ghz from 3.0e.
 

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whoops, you have an intel. i suggest getting a razor knife and spreading the AS5 around the entire chip's surface, it'll make better contact that way.

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THanks for that. I read through that and I was doing as instructed on arctic silver's website. I just put the size of a bb and then let the heat sink spread it around. I have an XP-120. I will probably do as you said and use the same amount and just spread it around with a credit card or a casino card
Its heating up to like 50C at full load running stock. Little hotter than how I had it setup with the old MB. Old mb only maxed out at 41.5 C with 3.6ghz from 3.0e.
 

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After doing some research and many reapplies of the Thermal grease I was starting to wonder if this was because of the application of thermal grease. Well it is not. There are many reports and even research that shows that the Abit motherboards read about 10c too hot. My processor Heatsink isn't even hot when its showing upward of 60c. Its horse manuer. The website for anyone who is interested is.

http://www.bleedinedge.com/reviews/a..._temps_01.html

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i'm glad that you found it out. yes, feeling the heatsink when it's loaded will give you a good ballpark figure, and now that you've done that, it's confirmed that it's overreported...good job finding that website.
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After doing some research and many reapplies of the Thermal grease I was starting to wonder if this was because of the application of thermal grease. Well it is not. There are many reports and even research that shows that the Abit motherboards read about 10c too hot. My processor Heatsink isn't even hot when its showing upward of 60c. Its horse manuer. The website for anyone who is interested is.

http://www.bleedinedge.com/reviews/a..._temps_01.html

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oh, and allow me to make 1 point: just because rippclaw's temps are 10 deg. high, that does not mean that ALL ABIT temps will automatically be 10 high and you should drop 10 from your temps, you need to proceed with extreme caution when doing things like dropping temps because his overreported them, again, i stress EXTREME CAUTION when dropping temps yourself.
 
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