My temp for CPU is 44 for the northbridge - is this normal?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by daviddschool, May 13, 2008.

  1. daviddschool

    daviddschool Guest

    My temp for CPU is 44 for the northbridge - is this normal?
    I have just recently upgraded my motherboard and I noticed my CPU
    northbridge temp is at 44 degrees - is this ok?
    daviddschool, May 13, 2008
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  2. beweerde :
    44 degrees is no problem (guessing the temp is in Celcius).
    I have seen CPU's with temps above 50 Deg C and running fine.
    Speedfan gives m a temp reading of 52 Deg C (AMD Athlon X2 5000), and I
    have no problems
    André, PE1PQX, May 13, 2008
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  3. daviddschool

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Somewhere on teh intarweb "André, PE1PQX" typed:
    I worked on a PC for a friend who'd bought it as a "gaming machine". It had
    a (vanilla) Asus M3A mobo and a Phenom 9500 in a well-vented Tt Soprano
    case. When running Prime95 25.5 the reported NB temp in that would get to
    ~76°C. (On a cold day! It has a tiny little 30 x 30mm 'NB' passive heatsink
    held with two proprietary wire loops.) I thought there must be a mistake so
    touched the little heatsink with my finger. It sure was hot! My finger had a
    red mark for hours.

    I Googled and found others who had the same issues and had been unable to
    resolve it as after-market coolers don't fit. One guy who modded one to fit
    had the wire loops pull out of the mobo. It seems that they're only designed
    to hold the ~15 grammes of the factory-fitted HS.

    I tried a small fan blowing onto the HS but it only dropped the temp by
    literally a couple degrees. I jury-rigged a duct and a bigger fan as a temp
    solution/experiment but it made no difference. It seems that, when the HS is
    that small, no amount of airflow is going to improve it's efficiency

    Incidently, with that rig, using a stock AMD heatsink and running Prime for
    hours the CPU cores temp never went over 52°C. However I *really* wasn't
    happy with that hot little NB sitting in the middle of the board causing
    localised thermal expansion.
    ~misfit~, May 14, 2008
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