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Odd temperatures ???
« on: January 21, 2009, 03:30:13 PM »
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Those in the SBCC will know I got my new Motherboard and stuff yesterday

Anywho, at first the board 's BIOS said "Unrecognized CPU, a BIOS Update may be neccessary to unlock its full power"

Then a few lines later:
"CPU over temp error"

I looked in BIOS and I went *censored*!!! 100 Degrees Celcius as soon as I start up...
Anyways I quickly removed the heatsink/fan and rested a finger on the side of the CPU...cool to the touch...*censored* is going on!?!?

Anyway after 4-5 Heatsink / fan reseats I decided stuff it it MUST be OK and it needs the BIOS update.
So I install windows XP and run the ASUS Probe II I got with the Mobo CD....suprise suprise 100 Degrees again...

Updated the BIOS using ASUS update from file (I got the newest one myself)

And now it says 39 Degrees :S

But the odd thing is....that never ever changes.

if I stress test it using the method I saw on the forums a while ago with the calculator...it never budges from 39!?
Speedfan reports CPU at 39, and core 0 at 39, core 1 at 38 :S

So...what I'm asking is..how accurate can this be?

I have seen other users with the newer C2D Cpu's floating at 50 degrees at idle, and people saying this its OK

but how can I be sure that it isn't just giving a false reading?

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Re: Odd temperatures ???
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 03:44:21 PM »
I also have an asus motherboard and core 2 duo cpu and in the bios i was reading 80+ celcius so i updated it and was still reading high temps but i had someone take a look at it and he put everest on my pc and it showed the temps at a much lower range around 40 celcius.
I would get everest or another type of freeware to check your temps.

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Re: Odd temperatures ???
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 03:56:42 PM »
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Speedfan reports CPU at 39, and core 0 at 39, core 1 at 38 :S

I am using speedfan as a double check... The 'Core' temps...do they come directly from the CPU itself or the mobo?

But I'll take a look at everest

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Re: Odd temperatures ???
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 03:58:36 PM »
I think from the cpu
I don't know too much about speedfan so i would wait until someone who knows more about it to come along and give you some more help.

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Re: Odd temperatures ???
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 04:04:24 PM »
One other thing- Do you know what the load temp is on your cpu when your running games or other intensive programs?

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Re: Odd temperatures ???
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 04:31:30 PM »
I don't know about games...but I did some google research and I found Prime 95

Ran it for 15 minutes and the Max temperature it reached was 48 Degrees, and stopped, I.e, speedfan put a green tick on it, and it occasionally dropped to 47.

So I am guessing the temperature reading is not "frozen" and if the temperatures are correct, I am not complaining, 48 Degrees Max is absolutely great for a newer C2D CPU!