When i try to monitor the CPU tempetatures of my AMD X2 5200+ 2.7GHz, the software is telling that the temp3 is 90C. After intensive use it increases to 100+!!. Temp 1 & 2 are normal though.
Is this ok? What are the three different temperatures?
It's good to hear it was just an error on the application.
Now, for keeping your temperatures down, U may try the monitoring application from your MB software disc. I've got an Asus M2N68 AM Plus, and it came with Cool & Quiet, and PC Probe II.
Course I've not used any of my taxing design applications, but I've been working on a lot of stuff at the same time, no lockups/overheating at all: it drops the clock speed down in just a few moments if I stop going on and it's usually running on the sub 35's Celsius. So C&Q should help you to keep it power efficient and therefore on the lower temperatures whenever possible.
I use the default thermal compound which has been there for 2 yrs!!
I will try to buy a good one like coolermaster next month and see the difference.
Both GPU and CPU are coming to 65+ in extreme use. My place is a very hot place, so I am not sure whether I can expect this.
Normal temp are around 55 degree C.