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Thread: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?




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    Default Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    Hello,

    I was wondering if there were any other X38 owners who could post their "System Temps".

    I'm assuming that system temp is northbridge, correct? The manual doesn't state it so, but it certainly seems like it (with my temps at least).

    You see, I believe that my X38-DQ6 board has an overheating northbridge issue. No, it is not a cooling issue, as the heatsink and heatpipes are working--very well in fact. The BIOS reports that the System Temp (idle) is roughly 52*C--that's with the MCH undervolted by 10%.

    Call me crazy, but no motherboard chipset (especially one with 3 heatpipes leading out) should be running at that temperature while idle and undervolted. How on earth can I overclock this motherboard, when the NB is running so hot already?

    I run the northbridge with a 333MHz system bus (1333MHz quad pumped). All voltages for the CPU, memory, MCH and FSB are at stock (except the -10% undervolting of the MCH). Further, my case is the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 with all the stock fans running and my CPU cooler is the Gigabyte 3D Rocket II.

    I also believe the BIOS is correct (F6b by the way) as the heatsink array is extremely hot to touch (really feels like 50*C to me).

    Could this be a factory overvoltage problem? Does my motherboard's northbridge MOSFET deliver too much voltage?

    I'd like some more input from some other X38-DQ6 owners and Janus.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Northbridge reaches 62*C under load!
    Last edited by Wesker776; 01-02-2008 at 09:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    running two games and reading the fourms
    stock cooler atm :(





    Field Value
    Sensor Properties
    Sensor Type ITE IT8718F (ISA 290h)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte G31 / G33 / P31 / P35 / X38 Series
    Chassis Intrusion Detected Yes

    Temperatures
    Motherboard 37 C (99 F)
    CPU 52 C (126 F)
    CPU #1 / Core #1 63 C (145 F)
    CPU #1 / Core #2 60 C (140 F)
    CPU #1 / Core #3 55 C (131 F)
    CPU #1 / Core #4 58 C (136 F)

    Cooling Fans
    CPU 2616 RPM
    Chassis 1223 RPM
    Power Supply 5921 RPM
    Fan #4 3479 RPM

    Voltage Values
    CPU Core 1.25 V
    +3.3 V 3.26 V
    +12 V 12.39 V
    +5 V Standby 5.11 V
    VBAT Battery 3.26 V
    DIMM 2.11 V

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    Computer
    Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
    OS Service Pack -
    Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16575
    DirectX DirectX 10.0
    Computer Name BOHOBA-PC
    User Name Bohoba
    Date / Time 2008-01-02 / 07:17

    Motherboard
    CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850, 3015 MHz (9 x 335)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Beachwood X38

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    What temperature is your northbridge?

    I just ran an instance of Supreme Commander, and the "System Temp" reached 62*C.

    I think something is wrong with my northbridge. It shouldn't be running this hot.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    where are you reading the northbridge temp I don't see that listed. I could bring home a lazer thermal from work and check I guess..

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    Under EasyTune5 Pro (or the BIOS) look at "System Temp".

    I'm assuming that it's the northbridge temperature, as I can think of no where else on the motherboard that would reach 62*C.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    Ok well I can't load that again I guess the unistall did not clean up properly and now it won't install untill I get rid of the rest of easytune hummmmm.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    Can you check your temps through the BIOS?

    It's under the CPU Temp stat in the PC Health tab.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    Hey Wesker-
    Just running my browser and Easy Tune is reporting a system temp of 28C for me. Not sure where that temp is taken from, but whatever it is, yours seems to definitely be running way hotter than mine. You might want to check to make sure your Silent Pipe heatsinks are all making good contact with your chipsets...the fact I'm only running a 1066 fsb would account for some of the difference, but not 24C worth...
    Just rebooted and the system temp in the bios is the same as EasyTune's reading, 28C. I'd try running it with a 1333 fsb but my QX6700 (B3) is really fussy about any large changes from 1066.
    Last edited by Rayvin52; 01-04-2008 at 11:52 AM.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    system temp is the mother board temp in everest tool, so if your system temp is that high on the MB I would check for better case cooling
    could be the NB causing it I suppose worth looking at for sure, have you disturbed the silent cooler at all,, IE remove back cool plate to mount no intel cpu fan ?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 System Temps?

    I'm almost positive that the "System Temp" is the northbridge temperature. The heatsink feels hot to the touch (50-ish degrees IMO), and I expect that the heatsink is making proper contact with the IHS of the X38 chipset.

    I've even returned all BIOS settings to stock with my Q6600, yet the "System Temp" still reads 52-62*C.

    Also, I haven't tampered with the stock cooling at all and I'd say that my case is well ventilated. My CPU, GPU and memory have no heat problems at all.

    I suppose an RMA will be in order... *sigh* -_-"

    Anyway, thanks all.

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