A7n8X and Athlon XP 2800+ Barton

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Al Funk, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Al Funk

    Al Funk Guest


    I've seen some messages on this group about the discrepancy between Asus
    probe and BIOS probe readings. I myself just installed a 2800+ and noticed
    a similar discrepancy -- I saw 65C + temps on boot in the BIOS but only 40's
    on the Asus Probe utility. I also had problems with unexpected system
    shutdown during periods of high load.

    However, after redoing the thermal paste and reinstalling the heat sink (a
    Volcano), I now see much better and more comparable numbers -- high 40's,
    low 50's in the BIOS and mid 40's in the utility. So far no shutdowns

    So to anyone who is relying on the probe utility but seeing instability,
    keep in mind that (from my experience anyway) you should also probably check
    the BIOS and make sure that both stay in the 50's or lower.
    Al Funk, Nov 1, 2003
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  2. Al Funk

    Alan Wright Guest

    This is not true. If the chip does not run fine at 85C you can return it
    for warranty replacement. Most chips will, of course, run fine a higher
    temps. If you overclock your max temp will decrease. The BIOS
    (some versions) and ASUS probe show values from different sensors
    (the only one that matters is the on-chip diode).
    MBM5 will show all sensor values.

    Alan Wright, Nov 2, 2003
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