I'm not sure what is going on here. I been using speedfan to monitor my temps. I thought I had a heating issue with my CPU so I added a few fans, and relocated my power supply. But that seemed to change nothing. So I downloaded a more detailed temp program: HWmonitor.
It appears my CPU is actually where I want it to be and another sensor on my motherboard is the problem. Could this by my VRM?
I get up to 61 degrees F when rendering video via Sony Vegas.
CPU: AMD FX 8320
RAM: DDR3 1866 (A-Data)
Video: AMD 6870
Motherboard: MSi 970a-G43 LINK
HD: SSD 120GB G.Skill Pheonix
and here is my readings:
not sure what is going on here, one says its my CPU the other says it isnt, and bios says it is...
I have a 120mm Zalman with like 5lbs of copper, there is no getting better air cooling options and 1-2 degrees would be unacceptable. I guess I'll look into a new case and copper VRM heatsinks since my CPU appears to be icing over.
And if that doesn't help I'll find a motherboard with better thermal design.