I've been using Prime95 to test my CPU overclock for the past day. In both the small fft and blend test I ran (for >12 hours), HWinFO64 has measured my Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 temp to get to a maximum of 164C! Even after quickly turning off prime95 my motherboard temp is staying at 123C!
The weird thing is that everything seems fine. Even though HWiNFO64 is still measuring my motherboard temp at 123C, I've been able to open Google Chrome and type out this post. There doesn't seem to be any hang on the OS either.
So, does anyone know what's up with my motherboard?
Is that an uptodate version of Hwm?
try another program like Aida64, just use the trial edition, or Occt
Seems your sensors are playing up there and it would be wise to see what other plrograms are reading temps as, don't forget to check bios readings too, they are usually the best indicator of actual temps although if your sensors are the issue, they would probably read the same temp.
if your Cpu was at 123'c, you would have seen smoke by now though, I don't believe the readings are accurate or correct