MSI 990FXA-GD65 crazy temps

Discussion in 'AMD MoBos' started by SticKx911, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. SticKx911

    SticKx911 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm sure there isn't an answer here, but I'm not sure what to do. I've been trying to stretch out my upgrade cycle with a little overclocking, but I don't know which temps to trust to work from.

    I have a mobo temp that always shows 110c+ which I doubt is correct. I've upgraded cooling throughout the build and that number never drops.

    I have a w/c loop that includes a fx4100 and a gtx480. My 480 never posts temps above 60c including a decent OC and burn in.

    My cpu on the other hand shows idle temps of 16C sometimes, even when ambiant is 6 or so degrees higher. When I was cranking it up yesterday it was showing 25C, but it wouldn't really change or show anything different during load which is not possible no matter how good I cool. lol

    I have done a BIOS update, but no avail.

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    another random occurrence, every 1 out of three boots, my OC wont boot...but, when it does, it's 100% stable for hours at full load...so I can't say its an unstable OC to a degree, just an annoying mobo.
     
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    Thank You!!!!

    well, I'll just budget for a new board. Looks like demise is eminent.

    The VRM would be right next to the 8pin right? or mixed in with the moffsets?
     
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    The VRM is considered to be an entire area that contains a master chip, the mofsets, chokes and inductor. So you need to cool all that. It should all be "above" the CPU (towards the I/o shield). A series of chokes (big squares) and mofsets (little black chips). The PWM chip should be near there somewhere, so if you arrange a fan to blow, it should "hit" them all. In higher end boards, it's where they have heatsinks.
     
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    wow that is a long list of basicly MSI boards.
     
  9. Faethon

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    There is a logical explanation for everything.

    MSI's answer to the problem was what the OP describes.


    This is also a useful link of what motherboard one should buy or not, according to rate of risk.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database