Thanks. So you're leaning towards the idea that perhaps it is a bios misread and in fact the temperatures are lower than they claim? I have heard similar things concerning ABIT mobos, so that's not out of left field. Any way you can explain why the whole computer shuts off at 60* when the overheat protection is set to 90*? Could that be a bios issue as well?
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Flash the BIOS. My MSI K7N2Delta-L gave me some flaky readings untill I flashed the BIOS. There are usually two sensors and sometimes what the BIOS reports and what is reported by the monitoring programs are not always the same sensor. My actually listed both socket and diode temps and used the diode temps for thermal shutdown. I always had really high temps on the diode temps (57-63'C) untill I flashed the BIOS.
I too was a bit dissapointed on my SK-7 (very similar, but smaller than your SLK-900). I noticed right away that the heatsink was really pretty narrow and way too much of the airflow blew around the sides of the heatsink (80mm fan on a heatsink 82x65mm). Someone here said to mount the fan off center. This dropped my temps about 1'C. Well I finally mod'd my heatsink. I detatched the tips of the fins (they are locked together on these heatsinks). I thien spread about 1/4 of the fins on both side out so it is a full 80mm wide now. I got a 4'C drop in temps. Now that is more like it. I then added a blowhole centered over my Radeon 9700Pro AIW and my temps dropped another 4'C. I also flashed my BIOS at that time, so instead of a 63'C load temp, I now get about 38'C. The heatsink is much cooler to the touch too. Those fins bent pretty easy and I never actually removed the heatsink to mod it. I'm getting some AS5 (ordered some but Priority Mail lost it), so I likley will get another 1-2'C drop.
Untill I mod'd the heatsink it performed about at the level of a GlobalWin FOP32-1 aluminum heatsink that I mod'd to fit an 80mm fan for my Duron 600@900.