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MCP reading in Everest

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March 18, 2008 6:04:34 PM

while looking in the sensors sections of everest ultimate i noticed a sensor for the MCP. what is the MCP? i googled it, searched the motherboard manual and i was unable to find anything.
my motherboard is an asrock ALiveNF6P-VSTA

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May 16, 2009 11:26:51 AM

I have the same question, only thing I could assume is math co-processor?
May 18, 2009 4:46:06 AM

itțs not the math co-processor. actually it's the chipset containing the integrated video.
what you need is a very well ventilated case. more, if you install a discrete pci-e video card it will further block the air from flowing over the chipset's heatsink so i'll suggest mounting a ventilator on that heatsink.
over time i found that if you keep the temperature below 60 degrees Celsius youțll be ok, otherwise the system tends to throttle.
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June 18, 2010 9:16:46 PM

I have the same problem with Motherboard Name ASRock ALiveNF5 / ALiveNF6G / ALiveNF7G / ALiveXFire / AM2NF6G Series
my MCP goes upto 71 °C when I upgraded to Geforce GTS 250 and keeps on freezing my computer from the start....
June 22, 2010 2:04:16 PM

Hi there, the MCP sensor in everest reports the temperatures wrong.
MCP sensors are locked to FARENHEIT on most boards and due to a bug in everest this mis report the temperature in everest software.
I ran 3D mark 2006 for 35 hours SOLID over night and the MCP reported 102^C... at this temperature the MB mounting would start to melt and the silicon in the chipset would have been incinerated, and your mb would not work...


the 71^C is actually 71^F... 71 degrees Fahrenheit = 21.6666667 degrees Celsius which you will find is the ambient temperature of your room in which the pc is located.

My Current Temps...I have listed my harware below...

CPU - 31
MB - 30
MCP - 96
GPU - 44
HDD1 - 34
HDD2 - 44

All these temperatures are at idle... now if you convert the 96 (which is actually in ^F not ^C as everest reports....) 96 degrees Fahrenheit = 35.5555556 degrees Celsius....

NOW DOESN'T THAT SEEM MORE LOGICAL

Motherboard

CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300, 2500 MHz (7.5 x 333)
Motherboard Name MSI MS-7538 (XFX OEM)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA MCP7A
System Memory 3584 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Corsair XMS2 CM2X2048-6400C5 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair XMS2 CM2X2048-6400C5 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)


Display

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (1024 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (1024 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Hope this has cleared things up for you all.

Adam.
June 22, 2010 2:11:09 PM

I found what the problem is my new card is blocking the airflow getting to it so i'm gona buy a cooler now,
cheers for the help.
June 22, 2010 3:59:54 PM

No problem, sounds like you have an air flow problem....
Get 2 8cm arctic cooling fans, one from the fonr sucking air in at the bottom and one blowing it out at the top of ur case at the back, and if u get a Silent Smart PWM cable for 2 PWM case fans and cooler, you can plug this into ur CPU fan socket and the reconnect ur CPU fan and 2 additional ones to this, so then, if ur CPU fan speeds up, so will the aux fans, keeping it all nice and quiet when ur system is cool.
I'd also reccommend an asaka pci system exhaust placed above your GFX card with the fan facing downwards to draw air away from the top side of ur card (but put it the opposite side as the GFX cards own fan else it wont get any air.
That should coll your system by at least 10 - 20 Celcius and should only come to about £13 at the most ($19 US).
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