High Temperature Reading

This may not be the right place for this post but I need advice on a high temperature reading from HWMonitor.
when I run HWMonitor to check Voltage and Temperatures I get a high temperature reading coming from somewhere on the mobo.

This is a coy of a portion of the log:

Hardware Monitors

Hardware monitor ITE IT87
Voltage 0 1.15 Volts [0x48] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 2 3.26 Volts [0xCC] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 4.97 Volts [0xB9] (+5V)
Voltage 4 12.03 Volts [0xBC] (+12V)
Voltage 5 -11.97 Volts [0xBB] (-12V)
Voltage 6 -8.77 Volts [0x89] (-5V)
Voltage 7 5.00 Volts [0xBA] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage 8 3.22 Volts [0xC9] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 31°C (87°F) [0x1F] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 32°C (89°F) [0x20] (TMPIN1)
Temperature 2 124°C (255°F) [0x7C] (TMPIN2) Fan 0 1555 RPM [0x1B2] (FANIN0)
Fan 3 173 RPM [0xF41] (FANIN3)

Hardware monitor Intel Core i7 920
Power 0 150.25 W (Processor)
Temperature 0 39°C (102°F) [0x3D] (Core #0)
Temperature 1 38°C (100°F) [0x3E] (Core #1)
Temperature 2 39°C (102°F) [0x3D] (Core #2)
Temperature 3 33°C (91°F) [0x43] (Core #3)

Hardware monitor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Temperature 0 38°C (100°F) (GPU Core)

Hardware monitor WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2
Temperature 0 25°C (77°F) [0x19] (Assembly)

Hardware monitor WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2
Temperature 0 25°C (77°F) [0x19] (Assembly)

The temperature 2 reading shows 124 C. This seems way to high. Can anyone tell me where this temperature reading is from?

Mobo - Asrock X58 Extreme
CPU - Core I7 920
GPU - GTX 260
PSU - Corsair HX1000W
RAM - 3x2 GB OCZ PC3 12800

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  1. It's from your mobo somewhere. Not sure where from. You could have a bad sensor, not uncommon. They don't spend a ton of money on the mobos for that.

    Ask at the Asrock forum maybe? Maybe they have a FAQ?
  2. That's what I thought. I sent an email to Asrock Tech Support.

    Thanks for the input.
  3. Run Another Program to See what temps you getting!
    Thats ether South or northBridge thats getting that Hot, But it mite be a Sensor Fault,
    because your Pc Will Crash Constently if that Was its Real Temp!
  4. I think it's your north bridge... Mine stays around 120 with an oc but I have a little fan that came with my board for the nb
  5. christop said:
    I think it's your north bridge... Mine stays around 120 with an oc but I have a little fan that came with my board for the nb

    Your Mobo my friend is going to Fry! cheak to See if the Heatsink on the NB is sitting Flush.
    Not a healthy Temp.
    if you want to Try this Remove the pins on the HS and Reapply Thermal past to the NB!
  6. Is there another program that will check the temperature readings for comparison?

    I assume this temperature should be in the 30's like the other 2 readings?
  7. So I downloaded speed fan and it showed the same temperature readings. On the speedfan website it indicated that extremely high temperature readings could be a result of a sensor that was not used by the mobo maufacturer. Plus, sometimes when I start HWMonitor it does not even register the Temperature2 reading.

    I got an infered thermometer from work and checked every inch of the mobo as well as the NB, SB and GPU and all the reading were around 100F-115F. My system seems to be stable, the temperature is very constant when running realtemp and prime95. Windows 7 64 bit has not crashed.

    Not sure what else I can do.

    Any other suggestions?
  8. Don't worry about it, its probably a faulty sensor...for example my Temperature2( same one that is weird on yours) in hardware monitor is currently listed as -78 C! Which is 100 C less than my system temp and 110 C lessz than my CPU temp!.....definitely a faulty sensor!
  9. I'm gonna go with a faulty sensor only because you got prime temps EVERYWHERE else. if you were overheating, I think you'd see it on more then one isolated place.
  10. Actually, Try to put a low cfm fan over northbridge/southbridge and see if it drops temps, If it does then it not faluty, It it doesn't move then it's faluty and if you want, ask for rma
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