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#1 SavageKarma


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:50 AM

My MB temp seems to be a bit high. PC Probe II reads MB temp @ 51C and CPU @ 33C during gameplay;49C & 26C respectively at idle . I'm running an Antec P182 Case with 5 internal fans + a Noctua NH-C12P CPU cooler.
System info:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Model P5Q
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz, 3166 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2102, 7/04/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 8.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 6.68 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 14.6 GB
Page File Space 8.00 GB
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower Q Fan 750W
Memory Modules Patriot DDR2 1066MHz 2 x 4GB(2x2GB) Kits

My questions are: Is my MB running too hot? What is the Max temp for MBs? Is PC Probe II accurate? And, should I worry/upgrade MB?

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:06 AM

those temps, at first glance, look just fine to me especially under load its not until they hit 60+ C that you have to worry. If your concerned though I would download another hardware monitoring software like say, CPU-Z to double check.



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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:07 AM

Most software is suspect where temps are concerned. RealTemp is about the best for finding CPU temps, and unless you are watercooling your CPU (or live in the Antarctic, those CPU temps are a bit off.

The motherboard temp is just the northbridge temp, and that looks fine. I think the max temp for a P45 chipset is around 100C, so 55C is not too bad. Even if your temp software is a bit off, it is still in the comfort zone. Realize as well that temp sensors don't always scale 1-1 with actual temps. Temp sensors are most accurate near the upper end of the scale. Main point, don't sweat motherboard/northbridge temps. The only time I have seen temps to worry about was when overvolting signifigantly.

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