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June 15, 2014 7:46:37 AM

When I start up my PC I get the BIOS warning that the CPU is running to hot. This even after having the system off for the full night. The temperature that the BIOS shows is around 99 c yet the fan is blowing full and the heatsink is cool to the touch. So I think the CPU is actually not that hot.

Any tips on how to fix it?

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June 15, 2014 10:41:36 AM

Jimzeel could you list your hardware please.
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June 15, 2014 10:56:48 AM

Pibee said:
Jimzeel could you list your hardware please.


ASUS Maximus Formula
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 with stock cooler
4 Gb RAM
Win Vista
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June 15, 2014 11:17:01 AM

Unless I'm mistaken your chip is in a list of chips that have exhibited temperature sensor issues in that the sensors get stuck. If that's in fact the correct call you can't un-stuck them. The alternative is to install an external temp monitor. Your cool to the touch test is a good indicator that the problem is reading and not actual high temps. Finally I did once come across a board modification that explained how to sever the inboard sensor path if the warning based on the faulty 99C prevents you from booting however I don't have that bookmarked so if needed you'll need to do a search and preferably for your board specifically.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-dts-specs,news-2946...
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June 15, 2014 11:51:11 AM

Pibee said:
Unless I'm mistaken your chip is in a list of chips that have exhibited temperature sensor issues in that the sensors get stuck. If that's in fact the correct call you can't un-stuck them. The alternative is to install an external temp monitor. Your cool to the touch test is a good indicator that the problem is reading and not actual high temps. Finally I did once come across a board modification that explained how to sever the inboard sensor path if the warning based on the faulty 99C prevents you from booting however I don't have that bookmarked so if needed you'll need to do a search and preferably for your board specifically.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-dts-specs,news-2946...


Thanks for that info.
Guess not much can be done then.
Oh well, it is an old PC wich needed replacement anyway. Guess nows the time for that.

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June 15, 2014 4:25:34 PM

Sorry to be the messenger of bad news.

Cheers Jimzeel
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