Inaccurate temperature readings in MSI KT4AV Socket A (Socket 462)VIA KT400A motherboard?

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Ant, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Currently, my temperatures read in Linux with lm_sensors:

    $ sensors -f
    w83697hf-isa-0290
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    VCore: +1.65 V (min = +1.71 V, max = +1.89 V)
    +3.3V: +3.28 V (min = +3.14 V, max = +3.47 V)
    +5V: +5.08 V (min = +4.76 V, max = +5.24 V)
    +12V: +11.61 V (min = +10.82 V, max = +13.19 V)
    -12V: -11.78 V (min = -13.18 V, max = -10.80 V)
    -5V: -5.05 V (min = -5.25 V, max = -4.75 V)
    V5SB: +5.54 V (min = +4.76 V, max = +5.24 V)
    VBat: +3.63 V (min = +2.40 V, max = +3.60 V)
    fan1: 0 RPM (min = 10546 RPM, div = 2)
    fan2: 0 RPM (min = 3426 RPM, div = 2)

    temp1: +122°F (high = +39°F, hyst = -198°F) sensor =
    thermistor
    temp2: +144.5°F (high = +176°F, hyst = +167°F) sensor = thermistor
    temp1: +50°C (high = +4°C, hyst = -128°C) sensor =
    thermistor
    temp2: +62.5°C (high = +80°C, hyst = +75°C) sensor = thermistor

    I put both F and C temperatures FYI. :) temp2 should be CPU, and temp1
    is motherboard. The numbers are identical in CMOS' readings. Aren't
    these numbers a bit high? I don't have a lot of experiences with MSI
    motherboards. My last ASUS A7V333 showed much lower readings in this
    same PC case.

    Full specifications: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (Actual Clock Speed = 1800 Mhz)
    CPU (Socket A; Thoroughbred-A) with a Thermaltake Volcano 9 (heatsink
    and CPU fan), refurbished MSI KT4AV Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KT400A
    motherboard, one Kingston DDR DRAM PC2100/DDR 266 (512 MB) + one
    Kingston DDR DRAM PC2700/DDR CAS 2.5 (512 MB) = 1 GB of RAM, ATX
    Mid-tower Tower Case; Enlight Power Supply (EN-8341934; Model:
    PC-340-101; 340 watts), Leadtek WinFast A250 LE TD (MyVIVO Edition;
    NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200; 128 MB of RAM), onboard RealTek ALC650 6-channel
    audio, Maxtor 53073U6 7200 RPM 30 GB ATA/EIDE, 6.4 GB Quantum Fireball
    EIDE (6.4EX-A) HDD, Toshiba DVD-ROM Drive SD-M1912/TMAG 16X/48X, 3.5"
    Teac disk drive, and an Intel InBusiness 10/100 (82559) NIC. Running
    Debian OS (Kernel 2.6.11-K7).

    Thank you in advance. :)
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  2. Ant

    Bob Guest

    My MSI MS-7037 mainboard has the CPU sensor listed as a "Windbond 1
    diode". The sensor is a Winbond W83627THF.
    My mainboard has the same screwup - Everest reports it incorrectly.
    My CPU idles along at 35C (95F). Under stress I have gotten it up to
    around 45C (100F). I use CPU Stability Test by Jouni Vurio

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download215.html

    Your temps appear far too high. If they are real, I would shut the
    machine off before I fried something.

    Does the BIOS report the same excessive temps? Set an alarm to find
    out.

    Put a electronic meat thermometer inside the case and see what the
    case temp is. You can get one cheap ($20) at a BBQ store or
    amazon.com. I have a Polder unit which is accurate enough. It has a
    temp probe on the end of a wire which connects to the readout.

    http://tinyurl.com/apty3/

    Look up the specifications for the ambient temperature of your CPU.
    FWIW, Intel posts an ambient maximum of 38C. The assumption is that
    you are using the approved Intel "retail box" heat sink/fan.


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    Bob, Jun 7, 2005
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    Chiefy Guest

    07 Jun 2005 08:13 UTC, Ant typed:
    I think your CPU sensor should be a transistor (/etc/sensors.conf)

    The temps can be given names of your choice via the above config file.
    e.g.
    label temp1 "M/B Temp"
    label temp2 "CPU Temp"

    The older version of lm_sensors gave incorrect readings compared with the
    BIOS health screen, but the current version appears to be bang on (v2.9.1)

    FWIW this KM4 + 2500XP gives the following temps via sensors:
    M/B Temp: +20 C (high = +40 C, hyst = +39 C) sensor = thermistor
    CPU Temp: +32.5 C (high = +56 C, hyst = +51 C) sensor = transistor (beep)
    or
    M/B Temp: +68 F (high = +104 F, hyst = +102 F) sensor = thermistor
    CPU Temp: +90.5 F (high = +133 F, hyst = +124 F) sensor = transistor (beep)

    Athcool is running. CPU 45C without it.
     
    Chiefy, Jun 7, 2005
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  4. Ant

    Chiefy Guest

    07 Jun 2005 21:54 UTC, Chiefy typed:
    Forgot to add that this board uses the same sensor. w83697hf-isa-0290
     
    Chiefy, Jun 7, 2005
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  5. Ant

    Ant Guest

    OK, but why is CMOS/BIOS reporting the similiar values? :(
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