We have not had similar cases reported nor do we have a known issue with overheating on the chipset area. As long as the temperature over it does not reach and/or surpass 113ºC (see page 57 of the Technical Product Specification), no overheating is diagnosed. The board is designed to be passively cooled in a properly ventilated chassis.
mine as well, i can't even put my finger on the chip since it gets too hot and i feel my finger is burning already. is this normal? do i need to put heatsink?
I though the same about the high temperature on NM10. I´m using d525MW motherboard and it´s NM10 gets really hot becaming impossible to touch finger. But as "Salem_Intel" said, the NM10 can work in normal conditions until 113ºC, and this is very hot to our skin. I have already measure another motherboard that reachs 90º and it´s already excessively hot to put fingers... imagine above 100ºC... I was thinking the same about the heatsink, maybe it could work less hotter and then garantee a better work conditions and get more durability... Am I wrong ???