High motherboard temperature / High -5V voltage sensor reading.
Posted on 2003-10-26
I recently had problems with spontaneous shutdowns of my machine, and i ignored it at first. I then found out that two of my three cooling fans were not working. I imeadiately replaced them and they now work fine. In the process, I downloaded SiSoftware's Sandra monitering program to monitor the temps of the machine. Replacing the fans turned off the warning for high CPU temp and high powersource temp, yet it is still giving me a high mainboard temperature reading of 65 degrees C. I also noticed that the -5V voltage sensor reading is up to -8.9V. I assume these two problems are related, but i have no idea what to do from here. Any insight? Im running an HP pavillion 1.8GHz machine. The motherboard is a KM266-8233.
Its possible that when the fans were broken, I fried a certain component on the motherboard which is causing the voltage to swing low. Should i worry about it, and if so, what should i do?
thanks in advance,