Saint Paul, MN
All fine and dandy, but you're not going to see those kind of thermals during POST. If you are seeing those thermal during POST your CPU already has issues. As you can see they are running, what at the time, was I'm sure a CPU intensive game. I would not advise running a CPU without proper cooling, but for the testing purposes and the one second of up time I was getting, thermals were not the problem.
Heard back from Asus. Told them since it took two days to get a response the board was sent back. They agreed it sounded like a board issue.