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    Hi, I was testing my temperature when I saw that the MCP temperature is too hot, I believe that MCP is the northbridge or soutbridge, so I wonder if it's normal warm up so much as to get close to 80 C.




    Sorry for the English, I used the google translator.
    ps: i have a ASRock N68C-S

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    Up!?

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    In my experience, software often reads some wrong. Currently it tells my my mainboard is 65k degrees celcius warm in most software, but when I check in BIOS its at around 21 as it should be. So if your bios has a build in temp reader, check that.

    If this is really the case that its so warm, you either got heat-stocking cause of wrong mounted fans or the cooler on that part isn't mounted properly/gone lose in transport
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    My N650SLI-DS4 motherboard uses the Nvidia chipset and MCP refers to the southbridge chip.
    The heatsink on for the MCP might not be secure or you might have restricted airflow around the heatsink if you are using the flat ribbon cables for your hard drive, optical drive or floppy drive.

    What brand/model is your computer case?
    What is the brand/model of the cpu heatsink/cooler?
    How many case fans are in your computer case?
    What are the fan sizes and fan speeds?
    What is the temperature in the room where you have your computer?

    Can you post a picture of the inside of your computer case?
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    I have a:

    Cooler Master Elite 335, with: Cooler 120mm Front, Cooler 120mm Rear.
    Cooler CPU: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Dual Fan
    Processor: Phenom X4 9850 125W TDP
    Memory: 2X2GB DDR2 800
    HD: 500GB 7200RPM
    Motherboard: Asrock N68C-S
    Font: C3 Tech 350WR
    Video card: Nvdia GT430 1GB

    This temperature would not be normal for a chipset that uses Southbridge and Northbridge together?

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    In your bios, check the "system" or MCP temperature.
    When in windows, only use one temperature monitoring application at a time.
    Download and see what HWMonitor or other applications report for temperatures.
    Unless you have a serious air flow problem in your case, normal system/mcp should probably be less than about 30 - 40o (C).
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    My bios does not show this temperature.

    AND
    This temperature would not be normal for a chipset that uses Southbridge and Northbridge together????

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    I don't know of any chipsets that have a "single" Northbridge/Southbridge combination setup.
    Some AMD setups have an integrated memory controller in the cpu.
    Do a web search using: amd chipset block diagram
    and look at the chipset block diagram image for your specific chipset.
    HardwareSecrets.com has articles that cover chipsets, but their website has been up and down recently.

    You need to confirm if other software monitoring programs report the same high MCP temperature.

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    I tested in Aida (Everest) and HWMonitor, that I believe are reliable programs.

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    Default Re: N68c-s

    If the southbridge is really at 80o (C), the heatsink will too hot to touch briefly.
    If the temperature is less than 50o (C), it will be warm to the touch.
    Your motherboard might have a faulty sensor, or the high temperature reading might be a known issue and a newer bios version might fix the temperature reading.

    You might need to contact ASRock tech support directly by using the support section of their website.
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    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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