Temperature questions

mattswe

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Hi!
When talking temperatures there is a Motherboard temp. Exactly where on the motherboard is this temperature measured, is it at the Northbridge? And what temp should it be? When is it too hot?

Secondly, what is good temps for hard drives?

Best regards
Matt
 

Conumdrum

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Running a loading program like orthos etc it souldn't be above 55C or so. You can run the blend option which stresses ram too.

HD, no idea and I don't monitor them anymore. I remeber the 30'sC tho for some reason.
 

dattimr

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Usually, "motherboard temp" does not mean "northbridge temp". The first sometimes is calculated as an average of other temps or the manufacturer puts a sensor God knows where. However, for the northbridge it should not exceed 45 Cº for Intel chipsets. The same value probably applies to those of AMD, but Nvidia chipsets run quite a bit hotter. Normal HD temps would be around 35º with good airflow within your case.