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Old 04-25-2006, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at my motherboard monitor readings and see my cpu is 29-33, what is nf4 Chipset and PWMIC ? They are running at 43 (chipset) and 41 (pwmic). I thought cpu and chipset were the same

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Old 04-25-2006, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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correct me if i'm wrong, but, i believe those are where the temperature sensors on your mobo are

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Old 04-25-2006, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're chipset is basically the link between everything in your computer to the CPU. The CPU processes everything and the chipset brings all the info to be processed.

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Old 04-25-2006, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, and is 40-43 reasonable?
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is the computer idle at the time? Or is this High load? Is this CPU OCed? With an average temperature around yours, you should be able to get around 30k to 35k hours out of it. Around 50 and up is where you should really be concerned

If this is the temp for the Chipset then this is normal.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CPU is fine at 30C, chipset is fine at 40C, the PWMIC might want to be looking to get a fan on those heatsinks if you want to do some overclocking but yes its fine
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is idle atm. CPU-29, PWMIC-33, NF4 CHIPSET-40

No OC'ing

Have another thread going about direction of my cpu cooler here


If I reveresed it so it went against airflow but away from mobo , would that influence my temps?

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