Yeah you have like 90days I think to RMA an RMA'd board, but I'm thinking it was simply the BIOS causing all the troubles as I had it in slot 2 & 3 before ever moving it to 1 and it worked better than slot 1&3 it seemed.
Also yeah Lazerman I'm going to have to use a modded BIOS if I want those higher FSB's, but now I have no idea which one I'm going to use. I couldn't hit 235 on the mantary BIOS's. And yeah you gotta consider that little fan on the NB cooler is hitting like 8500RPM so no doubt it's causing it's own little wind tunnel although your rise in temps seem fairly extreme.
Right now I'm running 200x12.5 = 2.5GHz 1.8Vcore
Running around 27C idle and up to 40C on full load, so I suppose the kit is doing aright. It is after all a budget kit and like I was told I set the bar awfully high as I had really cool temps as it was.
Oooh I just now remembered I gotta install that Nforce 2 cooling patch, that'll probably drop my idles even lower.
Thanks for the link Sevoma, I'll be checking it out.
I get all my BIOSs from: