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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Ok thanks, I'll clean and reapply and then take BIOS temp readings and compare w/RealTemp and Coretemp. I'll also check fan settings though it bothers me that they'd need to run full speed at only stock speeds as it stands.

    I did check the HSF and there was no play in it at all. It's almost like everything is working properly but the temp apps are getting the wrong info lol...

    Back to hitting the bottle (of ISO 91% that is)...

    UPDATE: Cleaned and reapplied paste and entering PC Health BIOS, CPU Temp is 17C Degrees, CPU fan is 660rpm and Sys fan is 1200rpm before any changes. This seems to reflect the disparity I saw before trying to OC. Originally on the stock fan, PC Health said CPU temp was around 34C Degrees but RealTemp said 50C degrees. Going to check windows and see what's up. I know I don't have the fan connectors in the wrong sockets, I don't think.
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-23-2012 at 12:43 PM.
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Ya, the 91% is good stuff....for cleaning ;)
    The 100% fan speed is only for testing.
    It's possible that the cpu sensor or I/O chip is defective.
    Be sure to report your cpu core temperatures along with the cpu temperature reading.
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    Ok, I'll get the numbers. BTW, I just figured out what TJ Max settings meant and RealTemp is using 100C Degrees for TJ Max. I read that for the 45nm e7200, the TJ max should be set to 95C Degrees.

    Core temps according to CPUID and Realtemp/Coretemp are still between 49-51 degrees, core voltage fluctuating between 1.12-1.2v w/respective TJ max settings set to 100 for now. I need to double check for concrete TJ max settings for the 45nm e7200.

    FWIW, very cool air is blowing out of the Coolermaster HSF toward the back of the chassis.
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-23-2012 at 01:09 PM.
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Tj Max is used to compute cpu core temperatures.
    As I recall, the CoreTemp documentation spells out how the Tj Max specification is used.
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    Well I disabled CPU Smart Fan control and with the CoolerMaster HSF running at 2000 rpm, CPUID showed the same fan speed as BIOS, and also showed CPU cores to be unchanged, roughly 49-51C. I hate to be flying blind but I'm leaning toward this G31m-Es2l MB having screwy temp readings which really hampers the ability to safely OC. But with the HSF blowing cool air, there's no way the CPU is idling at 50C so I'm at a loss and hate to waste anymore of your time with this. I'm going to see if I can find if any other users w/this specific MB had temp reading issues. If I can't resolve this, I'm going to resume my OC quest and just stick to a very mild 3.0-3.2ish mhz OC, I don't care what the computer says.
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Post a screen shot at idle that includes:
    HWMonitor
    RealTemp
    CoreTemp
    CPU-Z main and motherboard windows

    You can also do a RealTemp sensor test and post a screen shot of the results window.
    A 15 minute Prime95 Small FFT will usually give core temps in the low to mid 50's (C) range.
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Pics heading your way in a minute, going to run Prime shortly...
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-23-2012 at 01:54 PM.
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    Exclamation Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    According to GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 1.x), bios version F3 is the original bios.
    F6 description = support ITE8718F-KXS (this might be the problem!!)
    F10 is the most recent bios version for rev: 1.x motherboards.

    I highly recommend that you flash to the F10 version.
    If you're not familiar with the safe way to flash your bios, check out http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ash-guide.html.
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    You know, you may be right. I was wondering earlier if the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" method was causing a conflict. And just some food for thought, it seems that a general consensus regarding the 45nm series C2D chips is that with Coretemp, a more accurate measure of temps is to adjust the TJ max to 95C which should drop core temps 5-10C.
    Also, I'm running RealTemp's sensor test/Prime95 small fft, and max temp at 100% load according to RealTemp was 56C, though it's still running the smaller load tests right now. Thanks for the tenacity in fooling w/this setup, I don't expect it of you guys but whatever you want to contribute is always appreciated. I'll get on that BIOS and report back (but don't wait up, can't confirm how it'll go lol)!
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Lowering Tj Max from 100 to 95 will "lower" your reported core temperatures by the same 5o (C).
    Check your mobo specs or look at your board and you should see an ITE8718F chip.
    This chip "handles" temperature and other system related information.
    A bios bug could be the cause of your temperatures being reported incorrectly.
    Thanks for the tenacity in fooling w/this setup, I don't expect it of you guys but whatever you want to contribute is always appreciated.
    No problem, we bill by the total number of bytes (characters) in our posts.
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