Originally Posted by pantherx12
Wish manufacturers would stop using that type of heatsink for the fets....
Sure they look nice and everything but they get toasty as hell under-load I find. ( like sore fingers toasty! )
I assume you are not familiar with DrMOS?
Allow me to quote Earthdog:
Originally Posted by EarthDog
I had a chance over the past week to review this board. Its a well rounded board for the price, no doubt.
I have to imagine regardless what is mounted on the CPU or if its on an open test bench, this heatsink setup will keep temperatures at an acceptable level. In my testing, at stock, these units barely got warm (open test bench, no fans). When overclocked to upper 4 GHz to 5 GHz range, they were warm to the touch…but that is all. So it seems to do its job with little airflow as described.