Yeah, I thought that too, at first. I ended up splitting an old block processor heatsink in half and using that on the VRMs with a 120 MM case fan sticky taped to the back of the graphics blowing up on it. They aren't even warm to the touch.Originally Posted by xd_1771
^ That's because your NB temp probably describes the VRM temp and not the NB temp. Motherboard NB temp should not rise at all with a core unlock. VRM temp will due to the extra power load.
Great board, at least from an AM3 standpoint. Never had any luck with overclocking or stability with an AM2+ processor in there. Has some strange "gigabyte anomalies", as I call them, such as not reposting when you set the fsb too high (even after it resets it to defaults) and the darn memory overvolt. Other than that, seems pretty solid.Originally Posted by xd_1771
^ Ah your board is a MA790X-UD4P (I checked your profile) in which case TMPIN2 was confirmed as the VRMs. I used to own the 790XT DDR3 variant.