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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??

The setup is:

AMD 3000+ Socket A 2.0 Ghz 333 Mhz
Asus A7V8X-LA Motherboard
 

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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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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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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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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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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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well, my bios was limiting my old CPU fan at 1300RPM when it was supposed to be at 3000RPM... take a look in ur bios for temp settings, and just set everything to 100% if possible

or, you might want to use SpeedFan. That lets you get CPU, chipset, case, and HDD temperatures whilst also having the ability to adjust fan speeds.
 

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Originally Posted by kaxx

What is speed fan??

its free temperature/fan speed monitoring software. One of the most accurate as far as temperatures go. I would link you to a download, but im too lazy. sorry.
 
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