Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:51 AM
While temp monitors show "motherboard" temp what you are actually seeing is the temp of the chipset.
If your motherboard is overheating you probably don't have enough air flow through your case.
If you don't have a rear exhaust fan you might want to install one.
If you have your computer in a location it has restriced air flow move it.
If you have it sitting on a carpeted floor get it off the carpet.
[ Many computer cases have the front air intake at the bottom edge of the case.
Put it on a carpet & it settles in & blocks the air intake]
This would be considered a little drastic by some but you could add a fan to the case side panel.
Do some careful measuring , cut a hole that lines up with the chipset heatsink, & mount a fan that blows in on the heatsink.
You could put a small fan on the chipset heatsink
[not as good but doesn't require case mods]
Purchase a aftermarket chipset cooler [heatsink/w fan]
[I looked at a pic of the motherboard & it appears to have 2 pins holding the heatsink on.
You should be able to find a chipset cooler that fits.
requires removing the motherboard to install it though.]
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