I know a lot of people have mentioned that the in-OS software that tells you the temp of the motherboard is a little off, but has Asus verified anything? Right now my Bios is saying 54.5 C while my Asus Probe says 63 C...a big enough difference to make me uncomfortable. I assume the mobo is the one that is correct, but still I am getting worried for it...
Also, anyone else running the 1.2 ghz on this board? I am wondering if my temps are abnormally high...
I'm running a 1.2 on the A7V. Mine runs anywhere between 47 and 53. 53 When I've had SETI running awhile. I also have a big 9-11 degree change when I monitor mobo and probe. I've also got Sisoft Sandra and it is almost identical to my mobo temp's, so that's the only way I check my cpu anymore.
Ok, my 1.2 ghz has as follows:
The Super Orb on top with a nice thin layer of heat compound between (yeah, i know, the Super Orb is crap, but I am not over clocking so it should HOPEFULLY be ok....)
A 80mm fan in the front bottom of case
A 80mm fan below the power source, in front of the cpu (which thankfully dropped the temp 7 degrees)
And, of course, the fan on my 300 watt power source.
I am tempted to grab a coolor for one of my open pci slots, but other than that i can't think of any other way to get this guy cooler, any ideas?
I also have an A7V with 1200MHz Thunderbird, which I cool using the GlobalWin FOP32-I. I too get CPU temperatures of around 60°C measured with ASUS probe (V2.12.07). Yesterday I ran SANDRA on this PC for the first time and noticed that the temperature measured with Sandra is about 10°C lower! I have not yet checked the bios temperature yet though.
Anyway I'm planning to get myself an Agilent Arcticooler...
Yes, please give us a link. I use the 2.11 probe because it reports the same temp as the mobo. I find it hard to believe that both are wrong and my temp should really be 10C higher.
Other mobos with the same clock speed as me and less cooling report temps in the high 30s. Right now I'm in the low 40s and there is no way my cpu is actually running at 50 degrees.
February 5, 2001 9:04:38 AM
You might want to try the GlobalWin FOP-38. 1GHz Tbird runs at 36 deg C. No compound used.
Yes, you could use the FOP38. However, If you could keep the FOP38 powered and took it outside and held it over your head you would actually take off. The fan is too fast and too loud.
Just my opinion.
I had a FOP38 and an old FDP32. I put the FOP38 onto my Tbird, did some measurements, and then switched the fan for the one on my FDP32, keeping the FOP38 heatsink. It's a lot quieter and I only lost maybe 1-2 C in cooling power.
February 14, 2001 8:34:27 PM
I have not found the probes for sale on Pricewatch. Could someone please send me a link or phone number to order them?