Cooling/Mobo temperature fluctuation question for Computer-Savvy

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  1. ricehead

    ricehead a world in which time is absolute is a world of co

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    I have a P4 2.8 with a 533Mhz system bus, on a Shuttle AV49V motherboard in a nice antec case with two huge 120mm x 120mm fans, one blowing in front, one out the rear.
    here is a spec sheet for my mobo: http://www.shuttle.com/share/product_data/spec/AV49V DM.pdf

    FYI, I updated the BIOS as well. When I run Sandra and other programs to read my motherboard temperatures I get readings all over the place, from 43F all the way to 145F. Both of these seem highly unlikely, especially the first considering the room temp is about 70F. The question is, how can I get an accurate motherboard temperature reading? Sandra sometimes says it is too hot, but I don't know if I believe that program, or the sensor for that matter. I have tried several other programs as well.
    Should I just install a case temperature sensor that is independent from the mobo? Can I somehow stabilize the temp?
    Thanks for any help...

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  2. Ractoon

    Ractoon Shibumi in progress...

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    Try looking in your BIOS for the temperature readings and see if those are more accurate.
     
  3. ricehead

    ricehead a world in which time is absolute is a world of co

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    the bios only lists cpu temp i believe...

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