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motherboard temperature problem

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  1. billoo

    billoo Thread Starter

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    I have an old gfxcel pcchips 757 motherboard with celeron 433mhz . It used to run at around 55 degrees centigrade and now suddenly I found the temperature at 73 degrees. Then I checked the fan and it showd jerky movements and looked slow and then I changed the fan. But even after changing the fan the motherboard temperature has not fallen and it stays at 73 or 74 for most of the time. ( cpu temp is not high and usually it is below 35 C)
    I check these temperature readings from aida 32.
    I will be very thankful if anyone can tell me about the right temp of this motherboard and if it is safe to keep working at this temp.
    I asked a techie about it and he said that it was okay and that I should not worry about it and keep working at these high temps and close the computer only if the computer started hanging. But I am not satisfied and ask for your opinion . thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Triple6

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    Its not ok, your mobo temp should not be higher then your CPU temp and 74 is high.

    I think the problem is Aida32 - its getting/reading wrong values. Try finding Mainboard Monitor or check the temps in the BIOS.

    Also at 74 you should really feel that heat if you stuck your hand in the case. I guess on thing you should check is that you applied thermal paste or a pad between the CPU and the Heatsink and that the new heatsink is seated correctly on the CPU. Also check any system fans and the fan in the powersupply at the back.
     
  4. MysticEyes

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    Yeah it just doesn't make sense that your mobo could be hitting 165 degrees F.
     
  5. billoo

    billoo Thread Starter

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    I uninstalled aida32 and downloaded the recent aida 32 and installed it but it also is showing the same high temperatures.

    Another thing is that the previous aida 32 used to show the fan revolutions per min settings but later these settings were not being shown . The new aida that I have downloaded and installed just now is also not showing these settings. I went into bios and fan revolutions per minute settings were zero.
    I have also downloaded motherboard monitor and fan revolutions settings are also being shown as zero.
    I think that my fan is not being detected . What could be wrong and what should I do in this situation.
    thanks to both of you for helping me .
     
  6. MysticEyes

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    Did the fan you replaced have 3 wires and plug into the mobo? Is the new fan a 3 wire?
     
  7. Triple6

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    Mainboard Monitor 5: http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

    Or check the temperature readings in the BIOS.

    As for the fan RPM's - Mystic is correct or check to make sure your fan is indeed working. You could have also plugged the CPU fan into the System Fan connector - which could account for some of your results.
     
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