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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Quoco, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Quoco

    Quoco Thread Starter

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    Hello

    I just upgrade my computer (CPU,Motherboard and graphics card) and i am getting blue screens when i try to do any but surf the net. I am using the asus pc probe II and its telling me my motherboard temp is sitting around 50'C idel. CPU temp is 42'C. When i touch the heats on the board they are almost to hot to touch.

    did i get a faulity board or is this normal?

    i am going to reformat to see if this stops the blue screening

    Motherboard: Asus P5Q
    CPU: Intel E8400 E8400CORE 2 DUO 3.00GHZ
    graphic card: HIS HIS-4850-E3-IQT4 ATI HD4850 IceQ4 Turbo

    please help
     
  2. mothergoose729

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    That should not be happening. How is the cooling in your case? Take the side panel off and blow a desk fan on it and see if that helps. All those temperatures are pretty good otherwise, although I don't think the motherboard should be idleing at temperatures over your CPU.

    Although I have heard of there being broken sensors in the north board chipset. So that could be your only problem. Either way, blow air on it and see what happens.
     
  3. Quoco

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    ok ill give that a go.

    but is it normal for the actual north board heat sink to be to hot too touch?
     
  4. mothergoose729

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    You really shouldn't be touching your motherboard at all if you can help it : /. Especially while it is running. If I had to venture and educated guess ( I won't touch my own) I would say no. Hopefully you won't have to RMA.
     
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    doesn't that board come with a chipset fan that u attach...see pic
     

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  6. Quoco

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    i think the fan is an optional extra. but i would like to get one now that i know.
    where can i find one?
     
  7. mothergoose729

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    You can probably buy it from the ASUS website, or get it through their help support if you want the official heatsink. You can buy a better one for cheaper at newegg or another on line retailer. They will be classified as heatisnks, look for a northbridge fan cooler.

    Unless you are going to do some overclocking or it really is a hot northbridge it won't do much for you though. The north bridge is touchy about temps and will shut down if it gets to hot. Keeping it cool "fools" your system into believing your CPU is better off then it may be.
     
  8. Quoco

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    I have reformated my computer and i dont get that error message any more :)

    i have also brought a new fan and now the MB idles at 46'C and cpu at 36'C

    i think its fixed!
     
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