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i would try replacing the TIM before i would RMA it,i had to replace my TIM on my NB & SB,it took some work to get the crappy yellow TIM off that ASUS put on it.i replaced the stock TIM with AS5,now temps are a little lower.
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i would try replacing the TIM before i would RMA it,i had to replace my TIM on my NB & SB,it took some work to get the crappy yellow TIM off that ASUS put on it.i replaced the stock TIM with AS5,not temps are a little lower.
I have some 91% Rubbing Alcohol would that work?
    
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yes,its ok.plus i had to use my finger nail to scrape it off the chips.
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Something is wrong with mine as well but I don't really care, it can be as cold as it wants to be!

But yes, you might want to RMA it if it really is right temps
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Something is wrong with mine as well but I don't really care, it can be as cold as it wants to be!

But yes, you might want to RMA it if it really is right temps
My old 785 chipset said that also, lol.
    
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If the SB is really 83C then don't touch it! Haha, but you should be able to feel the heat waves coming off from it very strongly if it were really that hot.
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If the SB is really 83C then don't touch it! Haha, but you should be able to feel the heat waves coming off from it very strongly if it were really that hot.
It made some lines on my finger. Scorching hot.


Anyway, I'll try reseating it with my tried and true TIM. Thanks!
    
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I work in a computer shop and have run into this problem many times, particularly with customers with only onboard graphics. Usually, I just put a fan on it (after putting some better or fresher thermal paste on it). What works even better is to get a beefier heatsink on it, then also a fan. Getting a discreet graphics card in there to take that extra burn off it helps too, but not on boards where a lot of bandwidth is already pushed thru the southbridge, like the 980a/780a SLi chipsets and comparable ATi chipsets as well.

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I work in a computer shop and have run into this problem many times, particularly with customers with only onboard graphics. Usually, I just put a fan on it (after putting some better or fresher thermal paste on it). What works even better is to get a beefier heatsink on it, then also a fan. Getting a discreet graphics card in there to take that extra burn off it helps too, but not on boards where a lot of bandwidth is already pushed thru the southbridge, like the 980a/780a SLi chipsets and comparable ATi chipsets as well.

Best of Luck!
My board has 4 PCIE slots so I guess it would be stressed a little more than usual. I'm using a single 5870 right now, and my board doesn't have onboard graphics.

How would you attach a fan to it and what size would I use? Maybe like 20MM?
    
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My board has 4 PCIE slots so I guess it would be stressed a little more than usual. I'm using a single 5870 right now, and my board doesn't have onboard graphics.

How would you attach a fan to it and what size would I use? Maybe like 20MM?
PCIe is controlled by the northbridge except for x1 slots sometimes. Things like USB devices, onboard NICs, and pci cards use the southbridge. If it was me, I'd RMA it as you didn't pay for a faulty motherboard, although if you want to just add a fan you could get probably a 20-40mm one and just rig it to the heatsink somehow. Be creative
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