I am aware of its power handling limitations and I believe Asus is as well. In order to help quell the heat problem the newest revision of the board has a fairly substantial heatsink over the VRM's.
Ive also taken the liberty of adding enzotech copper heatsinks to just about every other FET or voltage regulator on the board.
I understand also that these precautions don't help with the overload aspect but if I can keep the temps down maybe that threshold will raise.
So far i have been prime stable at 3.8GHZ for 8 hours and the VRM heatsink area remains cool to the touch and my load temps are around 56-58C. After 3.8 i get some rounding errors that I was attributing to the clock difference as I upped the chip multiplier.
Im running 8GB of gskill 1600mhz 204pin underclocked to 1333, with the multi at 20 Everest thinks the FSB is at 212 and the RAM starts running at 1410mhz and I get rounding errors.
Sorry for the novella but I figured more info is better than less...
Thanks in advance.