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Asus Z170-A Temp Warning Message?

Discussion in 'Asus UK' started by gtiboy, 13 Apr 2016.

  1. gtiboy

    gtiboy Minimodder

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    Hi all, I recently installed a new Z170-A motherboard after my old P8Z77 went faulty. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

    After the initial boot up a pop up window appears in the bottom right hand corner of the screen saying Warning! EXT_Sensor3 -300.00 Centigrade.

    What does this mean?

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  2. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    It means that even after all these years Asus still aren't capable of making decent, accurate temperature reporting software, probably.
     
  3. gtiboy

    gtiboy Minimodder

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    Would a fresh install of windows 7 or 10 be advisable after installing a new motherboard a few generations on seeing as that would have the old chipset drivers installed in Windows 7 from my old P8Z77 Deluxe board?

    Not sure if it would clash though which is what I'm wondering.
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Set the software to ignore that reading. ;)

    It is advisable to reinstall, yes. It won't solve that message though.
     
  5. gtiboy

    gtiboy Minimodder

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    So a temp reading of 300.00 centigrade is not a fault with the board itself?
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    That temperature is, in theory, not possible. It's below absolute zero! I'd say it's just bunkum. Ignore it :D
     
  7. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  8. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    The Asus software is chipset specific uninstall the z77 version completely with its uninstaller and install the matching version from the Asus website.

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