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
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.
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....
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...
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).