OT, why is my mobo overheating?

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  1. ricehead

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

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    My configuration:

    P4 2.8Ghz w.533Mhz FSB
    1024MB 3200 Ram in two 512 sticks
    Shuttle AB60R mobo http://us.shuttle.com/specs.asp?pro_id=308
    ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256MB Video card
    Fan pulling air in from bottom front, Fan pushing air out from top rear

    The CPU is always cool, even after hours of gaming, so that's not an issue. The motherboard will reach up to 160 degrees F during gaming, according to Sandra. I have never had the computer lock up or anything, it is brand new, i just built the machine. Sandra says the mobo is too hot.
    The mobo is the correct specs for the CPU. Do I need another fan blowing onto the mobo from the side of the case, aimed at the video card? I was thinking about jimmy rigging one to the side of the case to see if it helps.

    any other ideas/thoughts?

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  2. Corp

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    bug in the software?
     
  3. ricehead

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

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    well, could be... but it cools down and reads normal temperatures when the computer isn't being used for anything intensive like gaming
     
  4. crontab

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    Are you sure you're reading the correct sensor and architecture? 160F for chassis is highly unlikely. Try Motherboard monitor 5+. If you select the correct hardware and sensor and still get the same high number, then there's someting wrong with the thermistor for the chassis or the video card/ram and hdd are generating an abnormal amount of heat.
     
  5. ricehead

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

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    i'll give that software a try, thanks
     

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