X7DAL-E+ CPU Alarm madness

Hello,
I have an old X7DAL-E+ motherboard. Since moving to Hong Kong from Australia the CPU alarm screams at the slightest provocation (HK is a lot hotter generally than Sydney). The manual says its set to alarm at 75 degrees. That means that whenever I am playing a modern 3d game the alarm screams the entire time (even with the A/C on).

Looking in the bios and manual I couldn't see a way to change it from 75 degrees to 90 degrees.

Anyone have any idea? Its driving me crazy.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Clean out the CPU fan and the case, make sure the airflow isn't restricted and see if that helps.
  2. Lmeow said:
    Clean out the CPU fan and the case, make sure the airflow isn't restricted and see if that helps.


    Cleaned them out. No change. Set them to full ball - no change. Ended up cracking the case open and have an external fan blowing at the CPU -> no more alarm so far (with a/c on at least).

    Thanks for the advice. Would still prefer to find a way to actually set the alarm threshold higher or off. But this PC is 5 years old now, time for an upgrade anyway :)
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