I still have a lot to learn about this board but one thing that I have surely discovered is that the hotter your vcore gets the hotter your cpu will get. If you can cool down your vcore your CPU temps will drop as well. There are 2 very effective ways to cool down the vcore on this motherboard. You can use a 80mm or smaller high pressure fan and aim it at the mid top of the VRM heatsink or you can aim it at the back of the board between the cpu socket and the black bar that support the vcore heatsink.
The drop in temperature is amazing!
This is a screen shot that I saved showing first without the fan and then turning the fan on then turning it off again, this was air cooled was behind the motherboard. After that I you will see a picture of the way the fan is located now which is on top. Because I never got around to cutting holes in my back panel and because I water cooled the system. Even with water cooling this fan causes a dramatic drop in vrm and a noticable drop in core temps.
Blue is VCORE1 and Yellow is CPU I did this because my VRM could eventually hit 60c without it!
The graph shows a 10c drop in VRM temp with a tiny lil fan. The biger the fan the lesser effect you will get as you are looking for pressure on a small area. Do not go over 80MM. I am going to cut a hole in the side of my case and use a 80MM with this black tube aimed right at the VRMEdited by givmedew - 4/2/12 at 1:09pm