I just got done building a new gaming PC, it's been about a week and everything seems to be okay. One problem, I just started monitoring my mobo and cpu temps and I am a little worried because I can't pinpoint the problem. My CPU idles at 35C but my motherboard idles at 53C!!! My setup:
I've got the same board. The temp idles about the same as yours. I think it's the heatpipe design... while it's cool looking and quiet, it's still not "better" than a HSF solution. But they had to do it to accomodate for the 16x PCI-E slot. Also, if you look closely you'll notice they put the heatsink on at a strange angle... 20% of the die is not covered by the heatsink.
I wouldn't worry. Also consider that AMD processors runs considerably cooler. Intel processors for example run over 50C all the time. :-)
I have already stated the obvious answer to this in the other post u put up. it all comes down to the chipset fan. the original fan supplied with the mobo is SHIT in capital letters..... I got my old fan and heatsink RMA'ed and now I am happy the chipset fan speed is 5000 - 5800 RPM but the cooling diff is enormous.
I used a thermometer to measure my mobo, chipset, and cpu. The readings are correct. It's the chipset that is burning up my mobo. The stock FHS looks like it sucks. I'm looking at replacing it with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835103169. I just hope there is enough room... the stupid chip is right between my two graphic cards.
Seems to be a good choice but it will according to me NOT fit in the small cavity....
sorry but that is how it is..
I looked at something of that sort but couldnt get it .
but you can get it its I think thermaltake and that will fit in the given space