Motherboard temperature help

Hello,

i was checking my system temperatures this morning and was stunned to see that AIDA 64 said my motherboard was running at 65 degrees (c)

i instantly turned the computer and loaded up BIOS (taking 5-10 seconds) and BIOS said the motherboard was only 39 degree C.

Surely a motherboard cant cool down nearly 30 degrees in 10 seconds right?

another thing is my CPU was only at 40 degrees while my motherboard was at 65, again surely that cant be right?


picture of temps : http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5652/tempsn.png
6 answers Last reply
More about motherboard temperature help
  1. Welcome to Tom's Form! :)

    Any of those temps and theories are a possibility. My preference is AIDA64 Extreme and just for another check try HW Monitor - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html My assumption is restrictive case cooling or heavy loads on the chipset.

    Q - What are your components? (MOBO, CPU, Case, HSF, number of drives)
  2. jaquith said:
    Welcome to Tom's Form! :)

    Any of those temps and theories are a possibility. My preference is AIDA64 Extreme and just for another check try HW Monitor - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html My assumption is restrictive case cooling or heavy loads on the chipset.

    Q - What are your components? (MOBO, CPU, Case, HSF, number of drives)


    Motherboard: ASUS p8h61-mx
    Cpu: Intel core I3 2120k
    Case: i'm not actually sure, was off a friend.
    HSF: stock heatsink
    HDD: 1tb seagate barracuda 7200rpm
    RAM: 8gb crucial ballistix sport
    GPU: evga geforce gtx 560 ti DS
  3. Try removing the case's side panel and make sure you don't have a ton of dust or blockage to the MOBO's chipset. Then test again with the side panel off.

    Let me know the temps.

    The big blue ASUS square:
  4. jaquith said:
    Try removing the case's side panel and make sure you don't have a ton of dust or blockage to the MOBO's chipset. Then test again with the side panel off.

    Let me know the temps.

    The big blue ASUS square:
    http://www.asus.com/websites/Global/products/aIs6yWKQEf4TErAt/mLylswOqxJlBLt67_500.jpg



    Some of the GPU is covering the square, however I have tested temperatures with the card removed and there is no difference so i don't think it can be that. Motherboard temperatures remain very similar as above without the side panel on.
  5. Okay you're running about +10C~+15C than is 'typical', but what's your room temp? IF your room temp is 80F+ then you're within high margins especially with a smaller Chipset HS and no VRM HS.
  6. I couldn't tell you the exact temperature however it could be around 80, it's in a very hot room. However even with windows open and my room fan on the motherboard temperature stays around the same

    EDIT: also just realised when i play games my motherboard temperature actually drops to 59 degree C
Ask a new question

Read More

Asus BIOS Temperature Motherboards