looking at the other temps i would have to say that the probe or what ever it is is broken..
If you feel like taking a risk (you wont have to if you happen to have an infra-red thermometer), then you could touch a few of the hotspots (SB, PWMs etc) on your motherboard and see if they feel overly hot. Of course if the sensor isn't lying, you could end up burning yourself (hence the risk part).
One way to know it is a faulty sensor is if it reads that high immediately after turning on your computer (it has to have been off for a long time before though (long enough for it all to cool down to room temperature))
If the temp sensor is a lot closer to the other readings, but is steadily climbing to the 100oC mark again, then it could be a loose heatsink. If it's already around the 100oC mark then it's definitely a faulty sensor.
largon wrote:Definitely looks like that sensor is giving imaginary figures. Happens all the time on many motherboards.
No way anything on the board would get up to ~100°C yet everything would work fine.
You can just ignore it.
Chipset heatsinks are pretty much always fastened with small platic pins that have small springs on them that press the heatsink down. No practical way to tighten them - but then again, they already are as tight as they can be, thanks to the springs.
largon wrote:^Oh, but I do.
Really, 100°C in idle is definitely not even possible for any part of the VRM circuit of any component.
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