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|AMD Platform AM2+(AMD 780G)||Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (Rev.1.0)AMD 780G, BIOS: F3|
|AMD Platform AM2(AMD 690G)||Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H (Rev.1.0)AMD 690G, BIOS: 1001 (03/13/2007)|
|Memory||2x 1 GB A-Data DDR2-1066+ Vitesta Extreme Edition|
|Blu-Ray ROM||LG GGC-H20L, SATA150|
|Graphics Card I||Asus 2600XTGPU: 800 MHzMemory: 256 MB DDR3 (700 MHz, 128 Bit)|
|Graphics Card II||MSI X1300GPU: 450 MHzMemory: 128 MB DDR (200 MHz, 128 Bit)|
|Graphics Card III||MSI X1300GPU: 600 MHzMemory: 256 MB DDR2 (500 MHz, 64 Bit)|
|Power Supply||Coolermaster RS850-EMBAATX 2.2, 850 W|
Sapphire Radeon X1300
Western Digital WD3200AAJS
What revision is your board? I just received this board and it's the new revision 1.1 which has a bigger heatsink (you can see the pictures from the gigabyte site for both revisions 1.0 and 1.1). I am getting my CPU soon and want to also check the northbridge temperatures. What can I use to measure the temps?
Unfortunately, I'm using the rev 1.0 board. I fitted it with an HR05 heatsink from thermalright and its now just warm to the touch not hot. I'm using everest to monitor my temps. Aux now registers at 37 C, though I'm not really sure if its the NB temp. You can also use riva tuner among others.
I would question the QA process of a mobo manufacturer who offers not only a poor heatsink design, but a 4 phase mosfet unable to cope with the TDP of some of the higher power phenoms (see Tomshardware and Anandtech). The 780 board by XFX has a heatpipe solution on the mosfets and northbridge which looks like a better design, and similar price (cheaper if you count having to replace the deficient heatsink by Gigabyte). The Asus M3A78 possibly has a better heatsink on the northbridge.