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    MSI 970A-G46 Temp Issues

    Hey guys, I'm having a hell of a time trying to get a stable rig here... My main question is, does anyone know what temp sensors are for what component on this board?

    Here are the sensors and their respective temps via SpeedFan:
    Idle-Load
    40c-53c Temp1 (Chip: F71889A, Bus: ISA, Address: $480)
    56c-80c+ Temp2 (Chip: F71889A, Bus: ISA, Address: $480)
    31c-32c Temp3 (Chip: F71889A, Bus: ISA, Address: $480)
    HD0 (obviously my SSD)
    GPU (obviously my gpu)

    Here is my Hardware Setup:
    MSI 970A-G46
    FX 6300 - 4.1GHz (20x205 @ 1.35v) I'm under the impression that this should be a super low OC for this chip
    G.Skill Ripjaws 2133 (underclocked due to FSB not being bumped much)
    PowerColor 6790 1GB
    Corsair 750w PSU

    Here were my original thoughts on what the temps were:
    Temp1 - CPU (I still believe this to be the case)
    Temp2 - NB (due to initially feeling the NB heatsink being very hot)
    Temp3 - ???

    When I saw the Temp2 temps I got concerned and felt all of the components to see which one was hot. The NB felt very hot, almost to where it would burn me if I kept my finger on it. I took the heatsink off of the NB and the VRMs and applied some AS5 and a small fan (as it was fanless before). Temp2 is still going through the roof, but when I feel the NB heatsink, it's barely warm to the touch under load.

    Does anyone have any idea? I'm about to RMA this board maybe (hopefully they won't care/notice that I replaced their crappy "thermal compound" with real stuff). So far, I've replaced the motherboard, ram and CPU one by one (started with MSI M2N-SLI Deluxe with a 955BE and DDR2 memory)

    HEEEEEELLLLP!

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    Also, when sitting in the BIOS CPU temp is reported as 40-42, motherboard temp is reported as a solid 30-31. Which leads me to believe maybe Temp3 is the NB? I have no idea.

    I just tried unplugging the fan on the NB. Temp3 is still staying around 32 under load, but the NB feels quite hot again. Temp2 is reporting 90c+ under load. So I'm once again assuming that Temp2 is the nb. I dont understand why in the BIOS it reports as 30c though...

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    when sitting in the BIOS CPU temp is reported as 40-42, = IN days past the bios was fully capable of loading the cpu to about 100% load and the temps were pretty toasty. Today it is believed the bios only loads the cpu to about 40% but still a load when in bios.

    Now when you go into windows and are doing nothing much, the cpu is nOt loaded and the temps could read less and this type of behavior is not to be unexpected.

    Besides the stories of blowing up mosfets on MSI AMD boards, the wonky temps that are shown is a reason I do not like MSI motherboards. No more than I like Giga boards that have issues with the temps exactly where you are having trouble knowing what is what.

    freakdiablo when you read and get to his post about #10 I believe he makes some guesstimations about temp readouts of MSI boards.
    You May Need Help = We Need Info to Help.
    MOBO > Model and Bios version.
    CPU & Cooler > Be Specific.
    MEMORY > Manufacturer & P/N & Size.
    POWER SUPPLY > Manufacturer & Wattage.
    VIDEO CARD > Make/Model/How Many.
    HDDs/Optical drives > How Many? SSD? Raid/No Raid?
    SOUND DEVICE > Onboard or Add-in?
    USB > Usb Devices Plugged to Mobo?
    O/S > Win? SP? Linux?
    Case > Brand/Model/Fans Installed?
    Institute of Level Headed Over Clockers

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    Select Standard in BIOS instead of OCgenie or whatever its called, then you can monitor your "core" temp in speedfan or others. When OCgenie is selected you can't monitor your CPU temp. weird eh?

    After replacing the stock fan on my phenom, temp 2 went up while the CPU temp went down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooliecoolie View Post
    Select Standard in BIOS instead of OCgenie or whatever its called, then you can monitor your "core" temp in speedfan or others. When OCgenie is selected you can't monitor your CPU temp. weird eh?

    After replacing the stock fan on my phenom, temp 2 went up while the CPU temp went down.
    I took it off OCgenie the first 10 minutes it was installed. I already RMA'd it in favor of an Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0.

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