I recenetly got a Gigabyte EP35-DS3L, an upgrade from my MSI-P4N-DIAMOND, however, the CPU temp has just rocketed to 68 degrees C. And the utility offered has the fan control section greyed out. I used thermal compound correctly, the cooler is securely on. Ive had no bluescreens, but I would really like to know a way to control the fan from windows so I can lower the temp, 68 is just too high. I have tried disabling the auto fan speed thing in bios, but Its still not running fast enough.
The thing is, I only changed the motherboard, everything else is exactly the same. I checked all the bios sttings and theres nothing wrong :S my gpu is running @ 102 C :S Im just worried this temp will kill my cpu, its running without problems, just very hot.
There could be an oustide chance that the problem lies with your motherboard. I had an old MSI board that would show my P4 running at 99C. I cant tell you how many times I reseated that heat sink and even when I eventually got a Peltier cooling system, it would show that temp.
Check for a bios update that may address the temp issue. If your CPU was really running that warm, I would expect some HEAVY throttling on the CPU's part to save it self.
Heh.. speedfan is prolly displaying more temps that just wont fit in the way the window is displayed.
I'm guessing Temp 1 is the Tcase temp, and Temp 2 is the Chipset or system temp.
If you have a MB CD that came with a utility software, that should read the Tcase and system temps as well.
Also, when you click on configure, you can un-check temps that maybe really out of whack (Like Temp 3 = -2C) since SpeedFan is only showing what it sees. You would need to figure out what it exactly sees.
The GPU temp should match GPU-Z, or what ever video card (NV or ATI) software should display it's temp.
I find the bios temp which reads the Tcase sensor to be fairly accurate, not exactly accurate, but would not trust core temps alone at idle.