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August 23, 2012 2:04:35 PM

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
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 716 V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 2:15:53 PM

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)
August 23, 2012 2:24:38 PM

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
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a c 716 V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 2:47:26 PM

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:
August 23, 2012 5:31:54 PM

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.
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 716 V Motherboard
August 23, 2012 5:45:17 PM

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.
August 23, 2012 6:46:20 PM

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
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