Not really overclocking related, but this seems to be one of the most active P5N32-E threads on the internet so I thought I would post my problem here.
I just recieved my P5N32-E Sli Plus back from Asus for a BIOS issue that required an RMA and upon installing my RAM (OCZ DDR2800) I was getting errors in Prime 95. I bought another 2GB and just sent out my old sticks. Haven't run Prime95 yet but my MCP temps are ridiculously high.
After some searching around the net I also found a similar case where someone would get consistent errors with memtest and their SB temps were also off the charts. Anyone got any advice or ideas why the temperature is off the charts? My specs are below:
CASE: Antec P180B revision 1.1 (3x120mm fans -- 1 front blowing air in, two in back blowing air out)
CPU: Intel E6850 @ stock
Video card: EVGA 8800GTX
Sound card: Creative X-fi Platinum
HDD: 150GB Raptor X
PSU: Corsair 620W
Perhaps its that my 8800GTX is pretty much sitting right over the SB but the one thing that is making me doubt that the high temps is causing the memory errors is that I was able to run perfectly stable with 1 stick of RAM (also ran Orthos for about 12 hours on it without an error). I am going to run Orthos overnight tonight but I figured I would ask some people with way more knowledge on the thermal design and issues of the P5N32-E.
On another semi-related note... could the high SB temps be the cause of a huge temperature disparity when I have my side panel off? With my side panel on I get idle temps of 39C/40C but with it off it drops several degrees to between 30C/31C and 33C/34C.