Why do you think your motherboard is overheating your components?
The only possible thought I can have is that your last mobo was so poor nothing ran quickly enough and it was a big bottle neck.
My advice, invest in some cooling - it'll only get hotter. A good cpu fan is a must, but get a good case too (with good cooling) its worth it.
**Just added** Also, is your cpu an Athlon C that's supposed to run at 133FSB? It could be your system is 33% o/c accidentally. Check your processor type and make sure that you are not setting the FSB manually to 133 when the rest of the system thinks it should be 100...
This wouldn't have been an issue if you only had 100FSB board previously...
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email for application details<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by peteb on 03/21/01 11:10 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Pay attention to jumper settings. A lot of these motherboard doesn't follow the industrial default settings. Why? I cannot explain that.
From my side, the jumpers were set to highest voltage for overcloacking. After correctly set the jumpers, the CPU's temperature has decreased to 40 Celcius (with the box open), 51 Celcius if the computer box is closed. It's better than 62+ Celcius.
Pay attention to the jumper settings.
Pay attention of your kind of computer box (try your cpu with the box open if you overheat).
It exists an incompatibility with G400 cards (the G400 overheat) To solve the problem, don't put any cards in the two first PCI slots.
You can encounter some troubles during Windows 2000 installation. Just try to disable "fast write" in the bios.
No problems with WinME
3Com's stuff can bring IRQ conflict. Pay attention.
I'll second that. In particular, the memory jumper is often set wrong (it's set to deliver out-of-spec voltage to the DDR modules). This <A HREF="http://www.lostcircuits.com/motherboard/asus_a7m266/" target="_new">review</A> from Lost Circuits does a good job of addressing the pitfalls of this mobo.