Summary: I'm always afraid the northdbridge on this thing is going to explode. Even after redoing the paste on it I can't get it below 80C. It looks like this is a known issue and the only way you could correct this is to throw a bigger heatsink on the north bridge. That takes away all the positive points I had for this bad boy. The fact that I'm always worrying about the northbridge temps doesn't let me enjoy this build.
If I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck
31 July 2011
Summary: When it was running it seemed pretty fast. But, the 1st MSI motherboard was bad. After RMAing it The DVD writer went South. After exchanging That the processor started overheating and artifacts began to appear when the system was stressed. When I went to the bios and checked the hardware monitor the processor temp showed 61C at idle! Installing the latest bios helped but I RMA'd the processor anyway and now here I sit waiting for that!