Is My M/B Screwed?

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  1. Weiner

    Weiner New Member

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    Its an ASUS P4P800S, and recently, my CPU temerature has been saying it is 88C, no matter what program I use, but when I turn it off, and see how hot the heatisnk etc is, it isn't hot at all, so I THINK the sensor might be screwed.

    Is the CPU temperature sensor on the CPU itself or the M/B, if so, is this motherboard any good?

    http://au.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800-e_d/overview.htm

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  2. www.techdo.com

    www.techdo.com New Member

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    What are the temp readings from BIOS ?
     
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    Starts off at around 42C and rises slowly and i turned it off when it got to around 58C
     
  4. MacAlert

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    Update BIOS on your mobo.
     
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    This might actually work. My software temp reading would start at 48 and level off at 57, which was nowhere near the reading of my LCD temp sensor on the waterblock. Updated to a newer BIOS and now the readings are in sync, 1 degree difference.
     
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    Thanks guys, will do that ASAP.
     
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    Ok, forgot about this thread, I updated the BIOS, it was all good for a few days, and it just jumped up to 88C again, but once I restart/go into bios, it is back to about 41C, and in bios, it slowly rises to about 56C

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  8. Dominion

    Dominion I believe you have my stapler.

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    Test with another processor, could be your processor, make sure your heating is good etc.
     
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    Heating would be the problem, cooling would be the solution.:hsugh:
     
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    I don't have another processor to test it with, and cooling is fine, its definatly not that.
     
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    Your temp sensor might be pooched. I wouldn't be too concerned about it, but you could get a temperature monitor such as this.
     
  12. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    if you're sure the processor is not actually running at that themp, then I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  13. Weiner

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    But it is nice to actually know the temperature, I mean, you can touch the heatsink etc, and there is no way its that high.

    Is the sensor o nthe M/B or the CPU is my next question.
     
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    [size=-1]There are two independent thermal sensors in the Intel Pentium 4 processor in the 478-pin package. One is the on-die thermal diode. The other is the temperature sensor used for the Thermal Monitor and for THERMTRIP#. So even if your temp sensor is faulty, you have a backup in the thermal diode to prevent damage to your CPU.
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    Hmmm, ok, thanks, I will just see what happens, if I kees doing it, I will just get some new hardware.

    Thanks for your help :)
     

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