I just got done building a new gaming PC, it's been about a week and everything seems to be okay. One problem, I just started monitoring my mobo and cpu temps and I am a little worried because I can't pinpoint the problem. My CPU idles at 35C but my motherboard idles at 53C!!! My setup:
It doesn't make sense that the mob would read higher than the CPU.
If they're all reading the same, then there could be a couple of reasons:
1. They all get their inputs from the same sensor - likely. And - for whatever reason - the sensor readouts are switched between the two.
2. They're right and your mobo is that mush hotter than the CPU - not likely.
Does your manual state where the temp sensors are located? If yes then simply get a digital thermometer and take the readings directly from the sensors.
What the heck? I replied to this post hours ago! Didn't show up I guess...
Anyways. I've got the exact same mobo and it runs almost as hot as yours. No need for concern. ASUS went with a heatpipe design on this mobo- which is never ideal. However, they had to do it so a video card could fit in the first 16x PCI-E slot. HSF solution is too tall. Also, if you look how they placed the heatsink- it's at an angle. About 20% of the die is not covered. I'm not sure why they did that, but whatever.
I'm looking at my temp and it's 48C. But I have excellent airflow in my case.
So don't worry about it. This board just runs hot.
Well I'm going to see about trying to manually measure the temps since I can't figure out where the sensors are. Anyone have any recomendations as to what kind of thermometer to use? heh Sorry I'm not that experienced.