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P5Q Pro + Q9550 + Sapphire 4870x2 -> temperature

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January 28, 2009 9:45:58 AM

Hi all,

The following is the case:

Just bought myself a new rig
Specs:

Asus P5Q-Pro (crossfire) mobo
Intel Core2Quad Q9550 12MB (boxed)
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870x2 PCI-E
2x 2GB DDR2/800mhz
S-ATA-2 Maxtor 200GB
IDE DVD Pioneer rewriter
Coolermaster Mystique medium tower (2 fans)


I booted up Asus PC Probe 2, and it immediately rang an alert, saying my Motherboard is overheating.
Checked, temp sits around 45 - 40C degree, while just idle-ing in windows and browsing / msn'ing a bit.
The quadcore sits around 25-30C degree, which seems pretty acceptable imo.

Is this too hot?, when I check inside my tower, it actually feels kinda cold
The thing that does get pretty warm is my videocard, while im not even playing a game.

Should I be worried? or is this normal for my type of motherboard.
Could it maybe be that the mobo temp sensor is right under the PCI-E slot?

Im kinda worried that if its allready 50 at idle, it will melt my graphics card or something.
January 28, 2009 11:26:51 AM

*Checked, temp sits around 45 - 40C degree,
Should be 45-50 degree
January 28, 2009 12:32:35 PM

that temperature is acceptable for a motherboard.
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January 29, 2009 5:59:19 PM

I reseated the heatsink which gave me the following results:

Idle state:
Q9550 17C
P5Q Pro 40C
4870x2 59C


Loaded temps (Crysis on high):
Q9550 30C
P5Q Pro 49C (in the red according to asus probe)
4870x2 83C (just before the orange)

This acceptable?
January 29, 2009 6:04:16 PM

Also noticed 4870x2 fan is only at 31% while under load....
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