90nm 3200+ Temperatures

hellspawn69

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I have a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum MOBO, with a Athlon 64 3200+ 939 Winchester on it. I have the Zalman 7000b cooler plugged directly into the mobo. I tried with the fan controller, but didn't want to rely on it being manually adjusted... My almost idle temp is around 36-42 degrees celcius. And while folding, that temp reaches 52. This is reported by MBM5. This seems HOT to me. I just built the system, and used Arctic Silver 5. I know it can take some time to settle, but these seem higher than stock temps from what I have been reading.... Case is an Antec Sonata (The quiet case) and I have both 120mm fans in it..
 

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Same problem, as many others have had with the Neo2. Some have even put their chips in other boards and had normal temperatures.

<A HREF="http://forum.msi.com.tw/thread.php?threadid=68558" target="_new">http://forum.msi.com.tw/thread.php?threadid=68558</A>

Basically, get the latest 1.4 bios and you may see more reasonable temperatures. It’s not on the main bios page but is if you search for it here

<A HREF="http://www.msicomputer.com/support/bios_result.asp" target="_new">http://www.msicomputer.com/support/bios_result.asp</A>

...you will find it. It may be up I don't know.

My water cooled 3500+ went from idling at 42c to 36c and went from prime at 50c+ to prime to 44c. Now the real question is: is it cooler or are the readings more accurate?

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<A HREF="http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=607&kind=1" target="_new">http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=607&kind=1</A>

It's on the main bios page now.

Now get back to hell where you belong! Spawny.

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Well, I installed the new BIOS. MBM5 still says my temp is around the same while idle... I dunno, maybe I just got a hot chip or something... The Zalman should cool better I thought.... :(
Of course, it is 72 degrees F in the room, and MBM5 reports the case temp at 17c which is like 66 degrees F so who knows whats going on. Doesn't seem like my case is hot.. Oh well, maybe in a few weeks after the arctic silver has settled a bit it will cool down.....
Thanks for pointing out that new BIOS was up!