KD7-Raid High system temp.

By Mudshark
Feb 8, 2003
  1. Hi,
    Just built a new system using a KD7 board (KT400)
    the system monitor reports a system temp of 40 plus degrees.
    Around 39 at idle..... this is 5 degrees higher than the CPU.
    is this normal for the KT400 chipset?
    system spec:
    XP 2400 TBred.
    512 Samsung 2700
    8x leadtech Ti 4200 128.... etc.
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    So let me get this straight, your system board is running at 40*+, and your CPU is running at 34*ish? How odd.

    What kind of cooling do you have on your northbridge? Active (fan) or passive (just a heatsink)? Is your CPU heatsink blowing fresh air across your NB, or are the fins opened toward your RAM?
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    That is very odd indeed. What are you using to monitor these readings?
  4. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    The ABIT KD7 board comes with an active cooling setup on it.
    A cheap version of a Blue Orb.
    The CPU cooler is a Vantech Aeroflow... the same as the one in my
    I had heard reports of the KT400's running very hot but did'nt
    think it would be this bad.
    The monitor the regulation Winbond - Hardware Doctor, It reports
    whats in the bios and seems spot on.
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    My KT400 runs at a modest 24C load with a passive heatsink...

    Very odd ;) I believe your hardware monitor sucks. Try like MBM or something different.

    And try flashing your BIOS. My CPU temp used to be reported as just under 60*C, and now it's down to like 30C idle because of a flash.
  6. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    I've been digging around and found a few KT400 reviews and
    some, like this one:
    have a screen shot of the bios / monitor screen.. the two that had
    pic's show the system temp at around the same as mine... +-39*
    so maybe it's not that odd.
    The bios thing.. yes well thats one of the first things I do... get
    everything up to date.
    Anyhow - I still think it's a bit high, I'll slap a blue orb on it and
    see if it likes that better.
  7. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    The KT400 reports internal chip temp, or as in your case the
    mobo manuf. uses a thermister on the board, which reports
    case temp. It would be nice to see both I think?
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