I came home today and opened my case first thing to look around and I touched the chip fan and it was hot! trhis is while the system is off and has been off all day.
I called ASUS and they said they have been having problems with this ship fan (which is supposed to be an improved one from the higher RPM noiseier one in earlier A8N-E mobos.
So they are sending me a new one!
I hope it works.
woa, err did you put it on thin or thick? suppose to be thin as you can.... sometimes it takes a while to spread out, try putting a _little_(like single finger) pressure on the cooler to maybe push it around to get out any extra. Did it have any thermal paste on the cooler to begin with?
I just noticed this post, I never knew it was there.
I was wondering about thickness? I may have put a bit much on there?
There was very little past to begin with.
There was also a small rubber pad that was around the chip I suppose to help the fan base seat evenly?