Originally posted by: HorseloverFat
Okay, so I just read that on this board, a multiplier higher than 13 gives an incorrect, low multiplier instead because it only uses 4 bits... So, I set it to 166 and 12.5, and got it running at 2083 mhz, which is a lower clock speed than what a frequency of 133 and a multiplier of 16 (what the mobile 2800+ should be set to) would generate. However, the hardware monitor in the BIOS now reports 95 degrees celsius and the computer powers down as soon as it enters Windows, presumably to prevent heat damage. However, I doubt that it is actually running that hot, because the heatsink still does not feel hot at all, only slightly warm. I don't understand
I would suggest reseating the Heatsink/Fan with fresh Arctic Silver 5 or Ceramique...
I would also download MotherBoard Monitor...an older program, but fully support the A7N8X family. It will give you another source...also, Everest Home Edition does a good job. Google for it...the free edition is "out of print" as of late last year.
You have two sensors for the CPU, the socket sensor, and the die "diode" sensor. They should match closely when everything is correct. The fact that the computer is powering down leads me to believe that the higher temp reading is correct.
Are you sure you have the sink mounted properly? What type of heatsink do you have?
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