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So I brought up this issue recently when I purchased the board and managed to semi solve it with the help of some fine gents here at OC.

Basically after installing the asus mother board and loading into the BIOS i noticed that the NB temps were idling upwards of 85 degrees. Thinking it was a temp reader issue I loaded into windows to see if they would increase and they did.

So after taking having to choose between RMA'ing the board and potentialy void my warrenty by doing a heatsink reseat, I went with being impatient and voided my warrenty tongue.gif (or atleast i thought so)

Anyway, I brought it to work and got some arctic silver 5 and replaced the terrible earwax crust that was on there and replaced the sink. I was so so about the 61-62 degree load temps that I found, but none the less they were safe so I stuck with it.

Three months later (last week) i saw a wicked price on a AUSUS EAH6970 and purchased it over pure impulse to go crossfire.

On the good note, my rig is a freakin monster! Annndddd on the bad side my NB temps idle between 63-65 and load between 70-73. I know I know, i expected this, but I really didn't expect them to increase by so much. I'm aware that they are still on the safe side, atleast from what I have read.

So my question is, should I be worried? I'm pretty sure this board is nearing the end of it's life, which is a shame because the features on it make me a happy OC`er.

should i even attempt an RMA?

basically now im rambling because of frustration, but please any tips I would greatly apprictiate, i'm and experienced builder but everyone needs help sometime wink.gif

Sig rig is the same with the exception of my second 6970.
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Bump smile.gif anymore tips to fix the problem myself would help!
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Are you using optional heatsink with the fan of the stock one?
Edited by McDown - 5/1/11 at 4:07pm
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that temperature doesn't seem so bad
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Sorry gents I just got back from vacation so I havn't been able to reply, Yes I did use the optional heatsink that came with the board.

Also, to me a 65 degree idle temps is a farcry from my friends system which is near identical to mine, other than the fact that he has a 980X.

If you have a suggestion other than what I have already stated that I attempted, please don't hesitate <333

And if the temp really isn't harmful I suppose i'll live with it until the boards death, or i buy a block for it
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That isn't a bad temp. Asus has answered saying unless nb go over 95 there is no issue. Also if it does go bad never hesitate to call in a RMA.
    
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i'd appriciate if asus answered why the such use terrible stock heatpaste. But none-the-less that's what I needed hear, thank you very much. Maybe to satisfy my taste a little bit more ill throw a block on it.
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