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This is a brand new PC build (only a few days old.) There are plenty of fans in the case, but after a few hours of playing Skyrim, this is what Speccy reports:

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My usual motherboard idle temperature is 60° C. This is really scaring me, and isn't something I've diagnosed before. What should I do?

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When it shows that temp it is non moving? Because many of the softwares will display 0,124,125 or something when they no longer are properly getting a reading from the chip, or via the software. – Psycogeek Mar 25 '12 at 8:49
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The sensor is not necesarry broken, the software cloud do bad interpretation of its data.

Check the temperatures with SpeedFan.

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You can't meassure temps with CPU-Z. You need HWMonitor(talking about CPUID) for that. – inf Mar 25 '12 at 8:34
@bamboon I was about to say the same, but I don't think the down vote is necessary; his reasoning is correct. Speccy was showing incorrect data... other software shows my Motherboard at 28° C and Motherboard Auxiliary (?) at 36° C. – robjb Mar 25 '12 at 8:35

Before you take the motherboard back to the shop due to Speccy not recognizing the correct temperature, let me add my two cents.

I have the exact same problem, the exact same temperature, even though my CPU and graphics card are running about at about 36C because I went overboard with case fans.

However, and this is what I feel may be relevant, I also have the exact same motherboard as you. Now, do we both have versions that function perfectly otherwise but where the MB temp sensor is broken, or could there be a problem with how this particular motherboard talks with Speccy?

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It might be that your motherboard's sensor is borked, because I think 124 degrees is extremely high, I think even past the dangerzone temperature where normally your system should shut down. The reason for this is that all the other components read out a relative low temperature. If your mobo was 124 degrees it would heat up the other components a lot more.

I think you better take it back to your shop to exchange it.

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