EIST or C1E could be reducing the multiplier from 9.5 to 6 or the CPU could be throttling due to temperature. Reapply thermal paste. Reseat the heatsink, checking the bottom of the motherboard for pushpins. It could also be that the bios is wrong and an earlier version would give the correct figure.
I am running an E7400 and it is showing the same problem 92 dgrees C. I tested the E7400 on an ASUS MB and it ran a cool 32 degrees Celcius.
This MB had problems with the 45 nm CPU chip set. I ran the same ABIT _-N73HD using an Q6600 and had no problems at all. Also ran it on a Pentium D 930 dual core, no problems. Only had problems with the 45 nm CPU's I am going to flash BIOS update but was in December 2007, so I don't know if it support the 45nm processors... Wish me luck,
Same problem here I'm afraid. Using the I-N73HD and installed a new Q9650 and straight away got temperature warnings. Checked the BIOS and seen that the CPU temperature was at a constant 92 degrees. Checked the aBit website and seen that BIOS version 12 implemented fixes to correct invalid temperature warnings for the Q9550 and the X9650. I upgraded my BIOS to version 13, cleared the CMOS, etc, etc. But the CPU is still reporting 92 degrees.
I had actually purchased a second CPU (Q9650) for my dad, so I tried that one aswell. What do you know.....92 degrees.
aBit's website and M/B manual all say that they support Socket 775, 45nm, Intel Core 2 Quad Processors, so I do not know how to overcome this issue. I have written to them, but not sure where it's going to get me. Their last BIOS update was in 07, so I don't like my chances.
So I really don't know what to do. It's not as if I can return the processor that's covered in thermal grease. :-(
Surely aBit has to find a rectification for it, considering they claim they support it?