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PCH overheats, rest of system super cool

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August 14, 2012 12:39:05 AM

Just bought a new set of hardware, with Gigabyte motherboard, air cooled, 3 intakes and 3 outtakes, everything running fine, but on BIOS it says that I have PCH (Platform controller hub) at 60*C. All system was 30*C , 25*C and lower, but PCH 60*C.

What do I do, and what exactly is this PCH? I'm totally new to PC's.

note: I don't have GPU installed yet, could that be the problem?

Thanks.
August 14, 2012 2:02:01 AM

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that PCI-e slots are controlled by the CPU, not the PCH. So not having a GPU wouldn't in any way cause it to run hot.
August 14, 2012 8:22:59 AM

Sure, but what is causing the problem?!?! I have a BIG Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler just next to my RAM, is RAM one of the PCH packages?

The cooler has it's air fan just next to ram, I could say that that airflow just there might not be as good, much weaker than in the PCI-e slot zone, because I was focused on Video Card being the heat master, but never mind that, I bought a video card with 2 coolers, running also very cool, I made my system to be cool, but some PCH is trying to ruin it for me.
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August 14, 2012 8:48:27 AM

Sorry for double post, but I wasn't allowed to edit...

As far as I understand PCH is controller of all the USB ports, display ports, audio ports, would me running the computer with integrated graphics could make it heat?

I really would appreciate some assistance from some one who knows about this... :( 
August 14, 2012 9:31:19 PM

help
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