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Ahh My Motherboard Is So Hot!


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I have perfect cooling on my motherboard, 3 fans and everything.. side door fan and my motherboard temp gets up to like 111-120F or even hotter if overclocked, so i just leave it at 2500, (barton 2500 cpu) anyway, I have tried everything to fix this motherboard temp... All i need to know now is how hot can a motherboard get before it fries/does whatever to damage it, If i have along way to go until it gets damaged then im just going to keep this case (figuring thats the problem) Please help me :) thanks

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i'm pretty sure my motherboard runs in the 90-100 F range most of the time, been a while since I checked it, but I know the CPU runs a bit hotter than that, I think that is quite normal, anyone else?

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thats not really my point, Im just wondering What the hottest it should be , I dont care whats normal, i just need to know what is safe and what is not.. i just got done playing battlefield 1942, cpu temp is like 105F* motherboard is 115*F i need to know if my motherboard temp is dangerous

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does your motherboard have a fan on the chipset...mine does and i am getting temps of about 100-110*F and havent had any problems but i wouldnt push it....try getting different cooling on your chipset.

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I'd say thats high for a mother board, especially since it's higher than your processor at times. I'd say the mobo should be around 10c cooler than the processor. Do the case fans in your case have a fairly high input and output CFM. I know when i turn on all my case fans to full blast it drops the mobo temp by over 8c. i have five Smart fan II's

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Depending on the MOBO and CPU they will vary. Most mobo 's should run cooler than the cpu. The new P4's which are @ 800fsb+ will run sometime a hotter north bridge than cpu cause of the high fsb speeds. but your temp seems a little high. check all your connections i would get some AS3 and lap the cpu and north bridge heatsinks and check your case fans.

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I have a GA7VAXP and i too had problems with higher mobo temps,after checking the HS on the NB i found that it was nice but not very effective.I changed it for a Tt coper nickel plated crystal orb and temps went down 4 to 8 deg.but with that perticular orb the holes do not fit, i had to epoxy it to the chip with arctic alumina.

i'm shure that i would've had even better temps with that new vantec(w/blue leds)and some AS ceramique.

If only i had checked the holes distance first <_<

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I have perfect cooling on my motherboard, 3 fans and everything.. side door fan and my motherboard temp gets up to like 111-120F or even hotter if overclocked, so i just leave it at 2500, (barton 2500 cpu) anyway, I have tried everything to fix this motherboard temp... All i need to know now is how hot canĀ  a motherboard get before it fries/does whatever to damage it, If i have along way to go until it gets damaged then im just going to keep this case (figuring thats the problem) Please help me :) thanks

If your cooling is "perfect" (there is no such thing as perfect cooling except in space where there is lack of heat), you wouldn't be asking for advice. You say that the motherboard is getting hot yet you refer to your cpu. Is it the motherboard or the cpu that you are worried about? If those temperatures that you are quoting refer to your motherboard, then yes, it is running a bit warm, and if you would be refering to your cpu, it's running a bit warm too at 120 F, (48.8 C) overclocked if I understand properly, but not dangerously hot. All setups are different, and no matter how identical 2 computers are set up, there will be differences that will depend on ambient room temperatures and how the components are arranged in the said enclosures (cases).

How powerful are your fans and how are they installed in your case?

What size case do you have, and how are the components and fans arranged within your case?

I have 3 Vantec Tornado fans (84 cfm), 1 TT smart fan2 (75 cfm), 1 modified TT smart fan (57 cfm) and a crappy Antec led fan (28 or 32 cfm, I can't remember, but who cares anyways) in the window of my case (Antec Plusview, I also have 3 fans in my Vantec psu, which are very low cfm rated for sure, I'll be changing them soon, and my computer runs warm most of the time too. My motherboard never gets over 27 degrees C (80.6 degrees F), But the cpu will vary depending on ambient temperatures and how I feel to overclock on a certain day. Temps will range anywhere from 36 degrees C (96.8 F) to 47 degrees C(116.6 F) . My cpu (Thoroughbred) likes higher voltages when overclocked as opposed to others, it could be an isolated issue and then again not. Everything is relative to it's surroundings. Your cpu (Barton), should theoretically run cooler than mine without the voltage increase, even when mildly overclocked.

The size of the case is very important too, volumetrically speaking.

Lastly, what are you using to monitor your temps?

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I got my board temps to 24c idle....usually 24c-28c and full load will get to about 32c and no more. I also have 3 fans and my front grill has 3 huge inlets that one of those fans suck air through, then i have a side fan blowing air into the case, and the rear fan blowing out the case.

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