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April 3, 2009 10:21:18 AM

I recently got into folding. Heres the deal. I noticed while monitoring my temps that my motherboard is quite toasty than usual. 55c - 56c.

Im not sure it could be caused by my 285 coz its at 80-81c while folding. Ambient Temps are around 30ish. Pretty warm.

I think my normal mobo temps play at around 42c.

I have a overclocked Q6600 on air with Vendetta2 and a 3000rpm kaze.

Cores are a bit warmer than usual..I get 38c on the first two cores when the room is cool. Now while folding 44c while not even at 10% load.

MOBO is a 2yr old GA-P35C-DS3R rev1.x

Case is an Antec Twelve Hundred

3 intakes + 1 intake over one of the front intakes so almost 4 blowing into the case.

2 exhausts at the back 1 on the panel and the 200mm exhaust at the top of the case.

Im sure theres good airflow.

NORMAL situation or not?

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a b V Motherboard
April 3, 2009 12:26:23 PM

Your temps look fine to me.
According to Intel's Data Sheet on your chipset, it is capable of handling 106°C.
The airflow looks good for your system and I would not worry to much about it.

How many PPD are you getting out of that rig?
I have been hearing the GTX 280/285 can pump out some massive numbers...
April 3, 2009 12:30:31 PM

as of now at stock shaders...well everything at vanilla stocks.. PPD 7806.49* as reported by FahMon 2.3.4. Folding using GPUv2 .. I reach 8.1k . but never passed 8.4k

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a b V Motherboard
April 3, 2009 12:33:19 PM

That is about what my main rig is getting with a pair of 4850s and an overclocked Q6600 (2x GPU2 1x SMP).
April 3, 2009 12:35:17 PM

should i start SMP for the CPU as well? i have it closed ATM. scary to have both CPU and GPU at their throats.. LOL..
a b V Motherboard
April 3, 2009 12:41:30 PM

As long as your CPU cooler can keep up, might as well.
If you are doing nothing to demanding other than folding, try running three CPU clients.
That should max out 3/4 of your CPU cores leaving the 4th to handle everything else.
You should be able to get an extra 600-1000PPD by doing this :sol: 
April 3, 2009 12:44:45 PM

hmm..i have SMP working i max out all 4 cores...well they are all reported to be at 100% load already. thats using one SMP client. ur saying i should still open two more? will that work? I know it will work with the non SMP version. 1 core per client. yeah it could handle it.. temps are 50ish.. with a 3.0ghz OC.
a b V Motherboard
April 3, 2009 12:48:36 PM

Hrm, guess I have to update my SMP client.
The version I have only runs on a single thread....
Looks good though, 50°C @ 3Ghz under full load is not to bad!
April 3, 2009 12:51:30 PM

cool im at 8970PPD with SMP working..who u folding for? EVGA hehe? need the prizes.. need 100,00 to join the raffle..btw..thanks for ur input on my mobo temps.
a b V Motherboard
April 3, 2009 12:55:22 PM

Happy to help!

My points all go to Xcpus.
Great user run site with tons of experts in the forums!
April 4, 2009 4:09:13 AM

Be sure to put the priority for the GPU client at low instead of idle.
a b V Motherboard
April 4, 2009 9:32:07 AM

Actually, if you use PriFinitty to raise your GPU client to high and drop the CPU client to low you will get the best results.
When the GPU client is set to a lower priority, the system will be slower providing it data/resources and your PPD will drop a little.
April 4, 2009 9:36:28 AM

Prifinity.. thanks.. I'll try that out. For some reason I managed to get 9.6k PPD both SMP and a GPU Client. WHen i put my ear near my system, I hear a beep sound err squealing as they say lol. Ignoring at the moment hope it doesnt kick me in the butt in the future.. ahahah
a b V Motherboard
April 4, 2009 2:20:21 PM


My points all go to Xcpus.
Great user run site with tons of experts in the forums!

OH NOOZZZZZ! You mentioned the Forbidden Word! :p 
a b V Motherboard
April 4, 2009 4:19:42 PM

It only seems to be forbidden to link there.
Guess the mods are still a little sore about that ;)