So, it seems I'm in the club too
Nice mobo: I just bought it to replace a (dead) M2N32-Sli Deluxe, and I installed it alongside an X6 1055T. So far, I only had a couple of hours to test the system, but I'm quite happy with it. Or almost happy, to be honest
The only issue, in these few hours of test, is in fact the temperature. In other words, I can't say for sure if I'm affected by the NB problem that some CHIV evidenced.
Room temperature is very high during these days (about 35C), and when I power up the rig the BIOS tells me that temps of the NB are in the high '30s, low '40s. Nonetheless, after a few minutes, idle temps of the NB stabilyze at about 51-53C, remaining pretty still. Idle CPU runs at 43-46C (with an H50), mobo at 34-35C and SB at about 43-46c.
I tried to stress the system by running Prime95 for an hour, and my CPU reached 56C, mobo 38C, SB 49 and NB 59 (!!). Ambient temperature of the room always about 35C.
I tried to turn on an air conditioner I have in another room, and, though the ambient temperature of the room the PC resides into didn't beneficiate so much from that (temperature lowering only to 32C), the CPU (under Prime95 load) lowered to 51C, the mobo to 30, the SB to 42 and the NB to 52 (and they were probably continuing to lower, but I can't know for sure 'cause I had to turn off and come back to the office).
I have an old case, with no side fan. Only back fans for exhaust (push/pull) and one for the intake (going to take another one to insert in the 5.25 bays). My videocard is an (old) 8800GTS 320MB, that becomes hot like hell (on my former rig, it reached even 100C under load, while it's about 65C in idle), and is near the NB (I thought about moving the videocard to the PCI-E slot #2, but I dunno if it could change something).
Do you think my CHIV has NB issues or maybe is only that I've high temps in the room?
P.S.: the wires are arranged more cleanly now in the case than they were when I took the photo.Edited by jojoman - 7/5/10 at 11:42am