Hi all,

I had to replace my Abit KN9-Ultra on short notice-wouldnt post for love nor money. I replaced it with a MSI K9N SLI Platinum.

I never noticed on the KN9, but on this board the NB runs damned hot. I'm running a waterchill XTreme in my watercooling rig and I have attached one of the temperature probes that came with the pump to the heat sink on the NB. Its currently reading 86^C.

Now, that to me is a tad extreme. Unlike some mobo's ive used there is no option to reduce voltage to the northbridge. Will running the NB so hot harm the system, is it normal for the MCP 570 to be so damned hot?

Thanks for any help,