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"Frank" <Frankheon@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> I have an AN7 from abit, and it also runs hot to the point I can't touch
> for more than 5-10 seconds. However, I use all the intergrated fuctions
> (sound, lan, firewire) which might explain the high temp. When I'm not
> any of the southbridge fucntions, the temp seems pretty good. Only warm to
> the touch.
> I used to have a multimeter with temp reading and it recorded my
> at 45C also a while back.
> hope this helps
Thanks to both who responded. I'm using all the onboard devices too.
Looks like its time to thermal epoxy a better hetsink to it.