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probably your northbridge. They do tend to get hot.

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probably your northbridge. They do tend to get hot.

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Should I be worried or is it fine that its that hot?

This is my mobo. It sucks :X

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Nah, mine gets hot to the touch, normally sits on around 80c tbh
 

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probably your northbridge. They do tend to get hot.

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I don't think 76C is normal.

TEMPIN2 on my motherboard is at 38C,with the NB overclocked to 2800Mhz.
 

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Well this looks like as good of a place to post for my question.

I am currently stressing my system with Prime95 with cpu clocked at 4.4Ghz. As i am monitoring my temps i have come across two anomalies with in the last hour of testing.

CPUID has detected a max temp on TMPIN1 & 2 at a scorching 231 F. While the current temp on these sensors while i randomly check have been in a range of 77-132F.

Any insight on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you require any additional information. My profile should contain my build information.
 

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Should I be worried or is it fine that its that hot?

This is my mobo. It sucks :X

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Oh that's an old 700 series chipset board in which case TMPIN2 is the VRMs/MOSFETs (the 3+1 phase above the CPU socket). It's a weak design with low capacity, you can expect it to run hot. And don't use it with any 125W processor, GIGABYTE doesn't rate its 3+1 boards for 125W operation nowadays. And if you do, the board is known for failure with 125W processors.
 

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I've owned a fair share of motherboards that had bugged NB temps, and one of them was a gigabyte. Honestly, mine goes from 20C idle to 65 full load. I have noticed when I unlock my 5th and 6th cores that it shoots all the way up to 79C during a PSU test in OCCT. Not exactly sure it's accurate. The heatsink is warm to the touch, but certainly not feeling the effects of a temp THAT hot.

I customized it too. Removed the junk pasty nonesense, put as5, removed heatpipe to mosfets, and sticky taped an old graphics card fan to it. Still reports near identical temps.
 

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^ That's because your NB temp probably describes the VRM temp and not the NB temp. Motherboard NB temp should not rise at all with a core unlock. VRM temp will due to the extra power load.
 

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^ That's because your NB temp probably describes the VRM temp and not the NB temp. Motherboard NB temp should not rise at all with a core unlock. VRM temp will due to the extra power load.
Yeah, I thought that too, at first. I ended up splitting an old block processor heatsink in half and using that on the VRMs with a 120 MM case fan sticky taped to the back of the graphics blowing up on it. They aren't even warm to the touch.

I e-mail Gigabyte awhile ago regarding the position of the sensor, but never got a response.
 

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^ Ah your board is a MA790X-UD4P (I checked your profile) in which case TMPIN2 was confirmed as the VRMs. I used to own the 790XT DDR3 variant.
 

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^ Ah your board is a MA790X-UD4P (I checked your profile) in which case TMPIN2 was confirmed as the VRMs. I used to own the 790XT DDR3 variant.
Great board, at least from an AM3 standpoint. Never had any luck with overclocking or stability with an AM2+ processor in there. Has some strange "gigabyte anomalies", as I call them, such as not reposting when you set the fsb too high (even after it resets it to defaults) and the darn memory overvolt. Other than that, seems pretty solid.

Thanks you for the sensor position. What would be good over the VRMs as a thermal conductor to the heatsink. I obviously can't use any metal based grease, since I'm sure it would short it out, or god only knows what. Would a standard white silicon gel be good enough?
 
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