I was installing the OS and got an error message: RQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I googled and from what I read became concerned this is the computer overheating. So I checked the temperature readings in BIOS and this is the reading:
CPU = 46
Motherboard = 31
ICH - 58
MCH - 66
All Celsius of course. This is just when I turned it on and the ICH/MCH temps were nudging upwards a little when I left it on for a few minutes. I got worried the temps are too high and shut it all down, I am afraid of turning it back on and overheating before I know more.
I looked at the Technical Specifications for the mobo and although it tells me what regions of the mobo are represented by ICH & MCH, it doesn't list temp ranges for them that I could see. It does list a temp of 50 for the mobo and I don't know if this should be applied to ICH & MCH as well.
My first thought is that I need a better heat sink than came with the CPU. However, before I leap into buying a heat sink, I want to know does this just affect the CPU temp or will it bring the ICH/MCH temps down as well? Because it seems that the CPU temp is just fine at 46. And I only have my suspicions to go on that the ICH/MCH temps are too hot and would like to have confirmation on that.
Any kind advice to a newbie is appreciated, thanks!
motherboard = Intel DG33TLM LGA 775 Micro ATX
processor = intel core 2 duo e4500 allendale 2.2ghz
power supply = antec earthwatts ea380 atx12v 380w
case = hec 6k28bb8f microatx mini tower
hard drive = western digital caviar se3200aajs
ram = a-data 2 x 1 gb 240-pin ddr2 sdram ddr2 800