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Asus P8P67-M Pro: PCH overheating horribly (90+C?)

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Can any P8P67-M or M-Pro users please check the temps of the PCH southbridge heatsink, to see if it's running close to the point of boiling water? (over 80 C?) Someone is having problems with his and he wants to know if his board is defective.

My UD5's PCH temp is barely above ambient...feels cooler than my hard drives..and don't all the boards use the same PCH, anyway?

What could possibly cause a PCH to become so hot that you can't touch it for more than 2-3 seconds? (he's running at 1.00v).
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Well I guess no one else has their PCH overheating then, from the lack of replies? Anyway, I got an Asus employee to help the person so he'll see if he just has a bad board (like the other person who said his onboard Firewire IC circuit got up to 250F and caught fire, even though it wasn't even connected to anything....)
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Most of the p8p67-m pro users post here

http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/916621-asus-p8p67-m-pro-ocing-guide.html

Ive had a thermocouple on my southbridge and it never goes above 40C even when I OC my CPU to 4.6GHz at full load.
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So that person definitely had a defective board, then. he said he couldn't touch the heatsink for more than 1-2 seconds...
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne;12970634 
So that person definitely had a defective board, then. he said he couldn't touch the heatsink for more than 1-2 seconds...

yeah sounds like the TIM could have been applied incorrectly from factory or something of that nature I would rma
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