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Motherboard sensor reads 82 C degrees! (181F)


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fantasymon

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Hi,
I have installed 3 different programs and they all list my motherboard as being over 82 degrees celcius. That can't be right can it??

It says my CPU and hard drive is around 38C so i'm not too worried but surely thats not normal for a motherboard?

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Grant
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Hello fantasymon!

Is there a fan on the northbridge and is it still running?
Have you updated the BIOS to the latest version? (Just in case it's a BIOS problem).
Is this a recent thing?
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Hey,
Thanks for the response.
I'm not too sure what the northbridge is. The only fans I know of are the heatsink fan, and my case fans.

This is my first new build and is about 1 week old. Yesterday was the first time for me to check the temperature of the motherboard. In the bios it doesn't list the motherboard temperature. I am using Everest Ultimate Edition 2006 (but have tried other programs as well and received same temperature)

I do beleive I have the newest bios.

I am using Windows Pro X64. Would that make a difference?

If the Northbridge fan is something I was suppost to install on a new build that could be my problem. The CPU isn't running high (38C with average 8% CPU use).

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Grant
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Check on the motherboard manufacturers website for a BIOS update.
The sensor could be faulty as well.
The northbridge is a chip on the board, it handles communications between various hardware.

http://en.wikipedia....dge_(computing)

What make and model is the motherboard?

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 23 March 2006 - 07:42 AM.

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Thanks for the reponse!

I just bought the motherboard last week. It is Mach Speed K8M8MSR2.
I tried to flash the bios to the one on the website but I get an error in DOS saying "insufficient memory"??

Either way the Bios I have is not very old. But I just don't feel confortable letting my new computer have programs saying the motherboard is 85C. (The flame icon next to the 85C isn't too encouraging either)

Where is the sensor usually located on the motherboard?

THANKS!
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I think you should contact the manufacturer of the board, maybe they've come across this before.
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