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Is your board wrong!!!!!!!

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Kendan

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I have seen post after post complaining that there board gives inacurate temps. This is a known fact and even if it is a just released board it still should not upset you. The reason it shouldn't is that the insocket temp probe is not acurate and is there to give you an idea of your temp. Like if you normally run at 45 and you are running at 65 then you know something is wrong. The only way to get a true temp is to do it yourself with an external probe placed against the core. (Not in between the core and the heatsink:D )!!! Until they start making motherboards that can read the internal diode in the XP chips this is the only way to get a good temp reading. My advice is to get a compunurse or senfu probe. When you first set your system up and are burning it in. use the probe to see what the difference is between your insocket probe and the compunurse is. Then just adjust your Motherboard Monitor 5 to add or subtract the difference. Then you can take the compunurse out. Do not forget to redo this everytime you take the chip out and whenever you do a bios flash. thanks for reading my rant :beer:


Edit: you should also recheck after a bios flash!!!!!!


Kenny
 
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Istari1

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Or you could always build your own internal diode reader...but for those of us (ME) who dont feel comfortable soldering our expensive MBs guess we'll just have to be happy with inaccurate temps. Actually some boards do alot better then others though. I built a new system around christmas time with a Soyo Dragon + MB, and for two months tried to get it to work as I wanted (exchanging RAM, PSU, etc...) and after all futile attempts I RMA'ed it and Got an Abit KR7A (a whole new set of problems..hehe). Anyway while I was taking apart the Soyo and looking at the Abit I noticed that the temp sensor on the Soyo is actually ON the MB...like it stuck into the PCB (actually I could barelly see where it was..its half way through..barely). Yet the sensor on my new Abit stick right up thru the socket. I actually had to bend it a little down so the chip would go in. Now with the Soyo I was getting around 47-48 full load. With the Abit I get almost 54 Full load. At first i figured I must have mounted the HSF wrong, but after reinstalling it a couple times I decided I must be getting the same temps, just now they are actually accurate. Ok, well not accurate..but more accurate. Just my two cents on the situation.

Josh
 
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Kendan

Kendan

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I almost forgot about that. Here is a Link to a how to for an internal diode reader for our more adventurous overclockers:D I also believe that Hoot built one for heatsink and Waterblock testing.
 
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