Hello everyone. I've searched through the forum a bit and although I do see some hot chipset issues, nothing approaching Nortbridge temps going over 250 F like mine.
Gateway FX6800-01e i7 920
12 GB DDR3 Triple Channel Memory
750 Western Digital SATA2 7,200rpm
1 TB Seagate 7,200rpm
ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB PCI-E x16
Corsair TX750 PS
I also added an 80 Antec 3 speed fan onto the side panel grill, just below the huge CPU fan snorkel, pointing at the northbridge heatsink.
Here is a screenshot I just took a minute ago. http://wesright.com/images/scrshot.jpg
SIW calls that sensor TMPINT01 and Everest calls it Aux, but I'm assuming it's the Northbridge chip. The heatsink does get rather hot, I can only put my finger on it for maybe 2 seconds or so before having to pull it off. 250 F plus though? I hate to say this but it's been doing this for pretty much the 18 months or so I've had it. I bought it at the start of 2009.
I can run just about anything on it. Modern Warfare 2 isn't a problem, Crysis runs great, Just Cause 2 is flawless, and I just tried Prototype the other week and it runs great too.
However, I can't get that temp to go down. I've Googled around looking for similar setups/problems but people seem to panic when their chipsets reach 80 C, wow.....I wish I had only 80 or 90C.
Any thoughts? Ideas? Anything? Finally getting tired of looking at this temp I'm going to take a ride to the local cables and connectors shop to see if I can get something to put on top of the heatsink.
My main, well...issue for lack of a better word, is "How can this run this hot without frying the motherboard?" Check the screenshot, the other MB temp is ok, the CPU temp is great, the video card is a little warm but hey, it's a Radeon. I just don't get it.....
Oh, here is a text paste of what's in the screenshot:
Sensor Type ITE IT8720F (ISA A10h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode (ATI-Diode)
Chassis Intrusion Detected Yes
Motherboard 43 °C (109 °F)
CPU 26 °C (79 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 42 °C (108 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 42 °C (108 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 40 °C (104 °F)
Aux 120 °C (248 °F)
GPU Diode (DispIO) 58 °C (136 °F)
GPU Diode (MemIO) 64 °C (147 °F)
GPU Diode (Shader) 62 °C (144 °F)
Seagate ST31000333AS 41 °C (106 °F)
WDC WD7500AACS-00D6B1 37 °C (99 °F)
CPU 1324 RPM
Chassis 750 RPM
GPU 1214 RPM (39%)
CPU Core 1.12 V
+2.5 V 1.04 V
+3.3 V 1.04 V
+5 V 5.08 V
+12 V 13.57 V
+5 V Standby 5.11 V
VBAT Battery 3.25 V