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What makes you think your chipset is overheating? Are you crashing? The chipset is supposed to get quite hot during normal operation - hot enough to burn you if you touch the tiny heat sinks they put on them.

What CPU are you running, and what case fans/cooling do you have? You need some active airflow over that tiny chipset heat sink or it's going to get scorching hot, same goes for the VRMs.

Greg
Athlon II X3 450, 3 case fans, 1 top, one rear, and one front intake fan for the HDDs, HWmonitor shows it a few degrees above the max operating temp. if I'm benchmarking it or something. A guy told me to run Prime95 in another thread to test it after OCing, it went into thermal shutdown because of that since the CPU was at least 20C below the max temp.
Do you have any ideas for any other motherboards or is the one I linked good?
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FYI
AMD says the max temp on an Athlon II X3 450 is 75c. So you are good.
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=718&f1=&f2=&f3=&f4=&f5=&f6=&f7=&f8=&f9=&f10=&f11=&f12=
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Think of the 970a-ud3 as an investment. The Asus board will probably be fine for your 95w triple core. However if, in the future, you would like to upgrade to something more powerful you will not be stuck again looking for another motherboard. I highly doubt that Asus board would be up to the challenge of say an fx8350. I am not speaking without experience here as I own 2 970a-ud3's. Yes I liked my first one so much I bought a second and both have performed very very well. No problems running a 955 at 4 GHz for either one of them. (I have the rev.1.1 and the rev 1.2)thumb.gif
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Think of the 970a-ud3 as an investment. The Asus board will probably be fine for your 95w triple core. However if, in the future, you would like to upgrade to something more powerful you will not be stuck again looking for another motherboard. I highly doubt that Asus board would be up to the challenge of say an fx8350. I am not speaking without experience here as I own 2 970a-ud3's. Yes I liked my first one so much I bought a second and both have performed very very well. No problems running a 955 at 4 GHz for either one of them. (I have the rev.1.1 and the rev 1.2)thumb.gif
I know this is a REALLY shallow reason to judge a product but are there any motherboards like that with black PCB? I'm trying to make the color scheme for the inside of my case match as much as possible and the "Gigabyte Blue" PCB color looks awful on the inside of my case. I'll go with an 8+2 phase mobo, though.
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Gigabyte black PCB: 990 FXA-UD3 ---- ECS black PCB: ECS A990FXM-A --- ASrock black pcb: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 --- Notice they are all 20$ more than your initial idea but also all 990 chipset... <.< I think that is a consideration to add if you are thinking of it as investment like z3r0_k00l75 suggested.
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