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Why does the temperature of this motherboard appear higher than many others?  Considering this motherboard does not seem to be hotter than the others, there must be a special reason behind this.  Please explain why this motherboard has been designed in this way, and what can be done to lower the motherboard temperature reading on this motherboard.



Solution
This motherboard have been specially designed to express the importance of temperature management of the memory VRM (Voltage Regulator Module, or often called power circuit), as the cooling of memory VRM are often ignored or unnoticed by many users, though it is the key to overall memory stability.  Due to this reason, the motherboard temperature sensor has been placed right next to the VRM circuit, allowing the motherboard to reflect the rise and fall of memory VRM temperature at real time.  For the exact location of the motherboard temperature sensor, please kindly refer to the photo as shown below:
P5Q-EM

In order to lower the temperature, we strongly recommend all users to ensure there is sufficient airflow passing through the memory VRM.  This can be achieved via the following ways:

1.      The rearrangement of cables inside your chassis, to ensure there is no blockage to stop cold air from entering memory VRM zone.

2.      The use of CPU fan which brings sufficient airflow to its surrounding. (Higher fan spin may be required depending on the use of CPU fans.)

3.      Add extra fan to blow onto memory VRM directly.

Note: The effect of above suggestions can be verified by monitoring the effect to the motherboard temperature reading under [Hardware Monitor] inside CMOS Setup screen, or via PcProbeII or AISuite under Windows platform.

Due to their special design, the recommended motherboard temperature is also a little different to other motherboards not adopting such design. 
If PC Probe II report warning message of motherboard temperature, it is recommended to maintain your motherboard temperature of these three motherboards between 0 to 65 degrees Celsius to ensure overall stability of your system.


Please also get into setting of PC Probe II and adjust the warning temperature of Motherboard Temperature from 45 degrees (default) to 65 degrees.

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