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Okay, I've just tested setting NB volts to max (+0.3v) and it made absolutely no difference in any of the temps. Now I'm wondering if it actually is my southbridge because of the way it's crammed in next to my 8800. I'll test to see if applying AS5 makes any difference and if it does then I might look into buying a low profile active cooler.

Wow that is cramped.
Looking forward to your findings
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Wow that is cramped.
Looking forward to your findings
Okay I propped up a little 80mm fan blowing right on that heatsink. I let orthos run for 5 minutes, and it still got up to 57C. I took the fan away and it stayed at exactly 57C. Grr...

I'm still gonna try AS5 though in case they did a really crappy paste or pad job.
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Put a big box fan next to your motherboard and see if the temps go down at all. Sometimes the "Motherboard" temp is just some sensor plopped randomly on the board, or sometimes its an equation like the average of the NB+SB temp. A box fan cooling everything on the motherboard can help narrow things down.
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Well this is strange indeed. I put AS5 on the southbridge and it did nothing at all. I placed a giant box fan on max speed next to the side of my case and it made absolutely no difference. I also tried unplugging my NB fan and left it for 20 minutes but none of the temps changed at all.

The only thing that seems to affect the "motherboard" sensor is the ambient temp. It seems to vary directly with the ambient temp, and always rises 20-25C between idle and load nearly instantly.
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