cause mine is a 970 chipset, and a little different, and has the severe heat issues that come with having the lesser NB heatsink. Mine is the GA-970A-D3 board, which seems like a great board, til it shuts down from the NB getting so hot. When running though, performance is great! only thing I was thinking is if I can get my hands on a 990FXA Heatpipe setup, this would be the perfect board. I am the 2nd owner, my brother upgraded from this when it wouldn't stay running in his. I've managed to get the shutdown times to a minimum, but still having issues. At times, the NB (according to the newest version of HWMonitor) on TMPIN2 spikes to 72C!!!