Is there a way to control the northbridge fan itself? Once the PC is turned on, you can hear the fan kick in, then it slows down. Temps in an idle state are about 40-50 degrees celsius. After about 2-6 hours of straight gaming they reach 60-74 degrees celsius. I never hear the fan speed up once the temps get any hotter. Asus support told me that the temps are within normal operating range, 50-90 degrees celsius under load. I have been looking to see a control somewhere, but I have not found anything yet. It would be nice have a set temperature for the northbridge for the fan to speed up or kick into high when the temps rise.
I have seen something about a northbridge standoff issue, but I am sure that I have one of their newer boards. I just put this PC together, all in all everything seems to be working great! This is my first new build, so yes I am a newbie! LOL!