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hi! heatsink on M4a87td/usb3 is extremely hot!

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i just built this rig a day or so before, and Recently..i walk into the room and i can smell plastic...

the heatsink is real hot..im not sure if thats normal or not..


and its the highlighted part..

this is what HW monitor says
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those temps are normal. i asked asus b4 and they said its normal up to like 50's C. so ur fine. I still went ahead and actively cooled my chipset and mosfets (the real cooker) with a 120mm fan pointed their way.
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