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peewee

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well i have read a few places that these asus board can be asmuch as 10c off on the temp cauz the way the prob is setup, says it reading the temp of the air under the cpu instead of the chip itself, so i am at 42c in asus probe, if its off about 10c im actually around 32 or so, and that sounds about right for watercooling right???????
im still gonna get a dd maze2 block and a pelt, hope i dont have condensation problems.... anyone know about that prob?????????
 

outhouse

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Hers the easiest answer you may be very close to the actual temp your getting i would feel the HS and see if its at 42C mine stays around 30Cto 35C depending on ambient temps and its warm but not hot yours should feel quite warm but even better yet bend your thermister under your CPU up so that it just touches the CPU itself also use a slight amount of thermal compound on the top of the thermister where it touches the CPU and now you will be getting a better or should I say more accurate temp reading. They did this in a article on the front page and when this was done it was within 1C of the most accurate way to check temps so for us the common folk bending the thermister is a good option.
 
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peewee

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outhouse (Jun 06, 2001 07:39 p.m.):
Hers the easiest answer you may be very close to the actual temp your getting i would feel the HS and see if its at 42C mine stays around 30Cto 35C depending on ambient temps and its warm but not hot yours should feel quite warm but even better yet bend your thermister under your CPU up so that it just touches the CPU itself also use a slight amount of thermal compound on the top of the thermister where it touches the CPU and now you will be getting a better or should I say more accurate temp reading. They did this in a article on the front page and when this was done it was within 1C of the most accurate way to check temps so for us the common folk bending the thermister is a good option.

the proble on the asus a7a266 is already in the yup position, and it still dont touch the cpu.....
 
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peewee

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UPDATE!
i installed another fan on my case and lost about 3c im at 38c now at 1497mhz stable... and like i said if my temp sensor is off im prolly in the 20's now..
i still have the side off my case, im gonna install 4 fans on the side i have off 2 in the center blowing on the cpu and waterblock one at the bottom pullin out and one at the top pulling out... does this sound like a good setup??
 

CrystalMethod

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I was gonna post a new topic, but seeing as this is pretty much directly related, i'll ask it here. I have a celly 400, non Oc'd as of this moment (it's not my processor). Motherboard is an Asus p3v4x. I've been toying around with cooling and modding my case before I actually go out and spend money on a processor that no one cares if I screw it up. According to my Asus probe, the processor is at 35°C at idle, motherboard is at 28°C, and ambient room temprerature is 23.5°C, according to my digital indoor/outdoor thermometer. If PeeWee is right about the Asus temp being 10° off, that would put me in the neighborhood of haveing liquid cooled temps, with an air cooled system. Any thoughts on why we're getting two very different readings? Oh yeah, forgot to mention fans/case. I have two 80mm fans up front, one 80mm mounted up top above the procsessor, two stacked 2 1/2" HSF's on the processor (it's works in my case, don't ask me why) and one 2 1/2 on the video card. There are no exaust fans, but I did pull out all the extra PCI slot covers to let the air exaust.
 

[Oc]acaridans

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There is something up with the Asus temp sensors. I too have a p3v4x, im running a [email protected] mobo is at22-28C room temp is around 70-80F and the CPU averages 45c, it is usually 43c...but the point is the readings im getting from MBM

when i load the cpu to 100% this is what would happen, temp wise.

41,43,53,43,46,45,44,43,60,43,45,46,44,50,45,55,44
the higest ive ever seen it go to is 81 and 97c
actually the 97c reading looked like 45,44,47,97,46

I dont know what to make of these readings ive just been going by the adverage's...
The cpu has a lapped AlphaP3125 w/ACII on it and deltas...The HS is cool to the touch,with cool air blowing out of it
2 80mm exaust
1 slot cooler sucking air off the vid card
1 80mm intake in the front had to take the 2nd one out needed it for another case. because of this the side panel is off right now

Anyone have any ideas on this?
 

CrystalMethod

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So what everyone is basically saying is that I'm really running at 25°C? For an air cooled system, that seems a bit low. That would mean I'm only 1.5° off of ambient room temperature. That just strikes me as being weird...
...or I REALLY did something right when I modded my case. And to think I was about to cut blowholes in my front panel to increase airflow. Someone let me know if my readings seem really off from everyone elses. My probe version by the way is V2.12.07.
 

klosters64a

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You can't generalize the inaccuracy of reported temperatures from mainboard model "a" to mainboard model "c." I wish this wasn't the way it is, believe me!

A calibrated thermal probe that isn't dependent on the mainboard is the most accurate. Touching a thermal probe to a processor's surface, through a hole drilled through the heatsink is an art in itself.

If BIOS doesn't report the mainboard and CPU temperatures accurately, no software can either. Asus Probe and MBM simply report what BIOS tells them. You can compensate, that is, adjust MBM to report the temps that BIOS reports. Last time I bothered with it, Asus Probe didn't have the compensation feature.

I installed a new Asus CUBX-E recently. Temps reported by BIOS seem to be a good deal higher than they really are. As I don't have the gear to assess mobo and CPU temperatures independent of the mainboard's BIOS, I'll have to live in fear of toasting the processor. I think I'll buy a RS Indoor/Outdoor thermometer---then I'll have a better picture of thermal reality!
 

CrystalMethod

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OK, well I geuss the reading can't be too far off. Apparently the celerons are good up until 80°C or so. I'm pretty safe even if it's reading 10° lower than what I'm seeing. I'd just like it to be as low as I can get it before I start playing with overclocking it, without resorting to liquid/peltier. How accurate do you figure putting a themometer on the underside of the processor would be? I have a digital indoor/outdoor thermometer attached to my vid card so I can monitor that temp, but I suppose I could take it off and put it on the processor instead.