Originally posted by Lasrix
whats with 'Gigabyte' and their products being involved somehow with heating problems?...
idunno if you ask me
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious so i'm going to answer you as if you were being serious..
Gigabyte isn't the problem. Intel is.
To answer your question about the motherboard..
1) check for bios updates
2) make sure that your fan is *properly* mounted on the cpu
i had a problem with dual xeons running on supermicro xdal boards where the backplane that supports the cpu fans would actually bend the motherboard. Ended up using some nuts to mount the cpufan to the MB and then mounted the mb in the system.. Before i fixed the fans cpu1 was running at around 80 in the bios and cpu2 was 70ish. After the fix cpu1 was running at 40, cpu2 was running at 39.
3) Remove your thermal compound (scrape it off with a razor blade) and reapply. When you apply the paste use a piece of cardboard to make a nice even thin coat (on the cpu). You don't want huge gobs of thermal paste, it actually decreases its effectiveness. Most of the thermal pads that come with retail heat sinks suck.
Gigabyte is not the problem, your problem is intel.. My system is overclocked right now by 700mhz (i got a venice amd64 3500 and overclocked it to 2.9ghz), my cpu is idling (with music playing and some firefox windows) at 30c
edit.. the 775s should run at 45-50 idle