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Thread: Asrock N68PV-GS Motherboard MCP Temperature




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    Default Asrock N68PV-GS Motherboard MCP Temperature

    Is 57C too hot for this chip? I am using an AMD PhenomII 925 x4 (Base speed 2.8GHz) o/c to 3.0GHz, and I am concerned that this seems rather high.

    I am a very nervous newcomer to the world of overclocking, so any help would be appreciated.

    According to AIDA64 Extreme Edition, my temperatures are:

    Motherboard: 34C
    CPU: 36C (Stock cooler)
    Core #1: 29C
    Core #2: 29C
    Core #3: 29C
    Core #4: 29C
    MCP: 56C
    Aux 35C

    These are at idle, with an average of 3% use of each core.

    Loaded Temperatures are about 2 -3 Degrees higher

    The system is mounted in a Coolermaster CenturionII 5 case with following fans:

    Front Inlet: 1 x 140 mm 1200RPM
    Rear Exhaust: 1 x 120 mm 1200 RPM
    Side Inlet: 2 x 120 mm 1200 RPM
    Top Exhaust: 1 x 120 mm 1200 RPM

    The number of fans might appear excessive, but I am a great fan of keeping things cool (pardon the pun)


    Cheers

    zambuk

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    Default Re: Asrock N68PV-GS Motherboard MCP Temperature

    Sorry that no one answered this sooner.

    Simply put the MCP is likely your North bridge temperature. It is where I would consider adding direct cooling. 55 degrees was sort of the unwritten rule from what I can recall. IF its stable I wouldn't worry so much about that exact #, but still I would look to actively cool the NB, to aid in longevity of the components.

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    Default Re: Asrock N68PV-GS Motherboard MCP Temperature

    Thanks for the reply Chad. The chip comes as standard with a large finned heat sink attached, and there appears no way of removing it and fitting a fan cooler without damaging the chip itself.

    Since my original post, i wound back the CPU frequency to the original 2.8GHz, and the chip temperature still hovers around the 54 degree mark, so I guess that there is no major concern by ASROCK in this regard.

    Cheers, and thanks again

    zambuk

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    Default Re: Asrock N68PV-GS Motherboard MCP Temperature

    Think outside the box, like a 40-60mm fan and some zipties, rubber bands, double sided tape, anything to keep it blowing at the heatsink.

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    Default Re: Asrock N68PV-GS Motherboard MCP Temperature

    Thanks Chad. The simplest solution is not always the most obvious. I'll give it a go and report back.

    Cheers

    zambuk

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