Hi there,

I recently purchased an Asrock 990FX Extreme 3 motherboard, with an AMD FX 6100 processor and 8GB of Corsair XMS 3. I have noticed the temperature of the North bridge heat sink is incredibly hot, burning my fingers. Unfortunately I have no way of checking the actual temperature of the north bridge, however it must be 50+ degrees centigrade from an output i viewed in AMD Overdrive, however I'm not sure if this is the NB temperature. I do not know if this is normal, but I have never experienced anything like it before in ten years of building systems. Can anyone shed any light on this issue, is this normal? If not what are my options.