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Spooky, glad to see I'm not the only one with this problem. Wasn't going to RMA for a bad ITE chip. Other temps are fine. I'm very happy with the board so far. Still doing a burn-in. Do you know of any other monitoring programs that work with this board. MBM is defunct. Core Temp seems to show the actual die temp, but you can't put it in your system tray. I also put as5 on the chipset cooler, but not much change. A few degrees. What are you using for a temp sensor? Thanks for your input. Ken

 

The temp sensor is from an Enermax 2X2 Ultimate Controller. It has 4 temp sensor and a fan bus for up to 4 fans. It's only a surface temp reading, but it is easier to compare it with previous cpu temps I have used it with.

 

It's got pretty blue and green LEDs too.........:P

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well ive got a zalman nb32j with the original dfi fan (ultra 2 mll nf4) and temps are always around 44-45*c. under load its similar and rarely gets to 46*c and the fan only spins at 300rpm. you cant even hear it. also the heatsink is about 30mm tall but you can orientate it to fit, it says that it fits this board and should really fit any dfi mobo.

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My cpu also reads 15c at idle. Doesn't really bother me as I know it's not accurate. I have a temp sensor next to the cpu and the system is quite stable. That seems to be the only fault I have seen with this board. I've had several Abit boards that also reported the cpu temp much lower than ambient. Not really worth RMAing it over, that's for sure. The board is solid as a rock. That evercool cooler may have changed, mine pushed agains a cap and dug in. Luckily nothing was serious enough to damage the board. I put the stock cooler back on, just replaced the tim with as5.

 

 

Spooky, Thanks for your reply and the capacitor image. Just bought the Evercool cooler and yes it does touch the capacitor. Just curious how long yours was on before you noticed the damage. Don't understand how this could happen because the clip is fixed in place. Shouldn't be that much vibration. Maybe not though. Haven't checked it in a couple of days since I put it on. It does work pretty well. Dropped my temp from 55C to 42C idle. Have you thought about the Thermalright HR-05 SLI. Got a good review from Happy Games. And it's passive. The chipset cooler is the noisiest fan in my system. Lian-LI with 120's. Best case I've ever owned. Thanks again, Ken

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Could u post pics of Evercool chinese imitation that u r using currently.

I try to fit evercool vc-rf and it wont perfectly fit. Im in malaysia and if ur chipset cooler could fit properly maybe i should find one

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The HSF is made from pure copper, to fit in the green Infinity MoBo, you've got to mod it a bit, by drilling a new pin hole to it.

 

The stock chipset HSF diagonal pin hole space is about 2 mm shorter than what's available on this HSF, so i drill a new hole about 2 mm downward, and skewed it a bit to the right, to make sure it won't hit the little long silverish coloured resistor (?) a bit under the chipset spot. :)

 

Don't forget to use the stock HSF pin on the new replacement HSF pin hole, simply because the original replacement HSF pin is too tall and interfering with the HSF fan.

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Comparing it with the result of Evercool original working in Denver, i guess this knock off does a pretty decent job afterall. ;):D

 

Just make sure you lap it good before installing it onto the board, the original finish is BAD -horrifying BAD fo sho ! :lol:

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That's a sweet overclock. Is it prime stable? Are those your 24/7 settings?

 

Yeah, decent OCing on single core Orleans, though the CPU batch is not a good one, 0620 SPDW. It's my 24/7 setting, cause it's gaming stable, though not quite prime stable -always fail after running for about 3 hrs. :cool:

 

The RAM is memtest stable though, and adding Vcore to the CPU doesn't help at all, so i'll just sit back and enjoy, i'm not planning on putting my set up in OCDB anyway. ;)

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I see. I need to go to watercooling. I can't seem to get past 2.84. Oh well, FX speeds are still good enough for me.

 

You've got a dualcore bro, it would be tougher to push it any higher. Watercooling would be better for sure, just don't use preinstalled product, build it on you own with some selected parts -and they don't have to be EXPENSIVE parts, trust me on that. ;)

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There's no way you're gonna get lower than ambient temps on your CPU lol :P Unless you have one hell of a cold room, it's probably not a true reading.

 

I would think about RMA'ing the board, or perhaps upgrading the BIOS to the latest version to see if that fixes the issue.

 

SmartGuardian will show the same temps as the BIOS as they both use the same hardware sensors. The only reason we got you to check the BIOS is because sometimes the misreading comes from a software fault.

 

So try the BIOS thing, and also try a search to see if anyone else with your board has the same issue :)

I here this talk all the time and IMPO its just not true My BT runs under ambient temps most the time. prob 1 is showing incomming air at 26.2c . prob 2 is showing my CPU at 23.7c ITE is showing 34c

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