RE: Dell XPS 700 chipset very hot to touch - is this normal?
Sorry for not coming back on this for such a long time.
Just to let you know that the overclock was the problem. I reduced it to 3.24ghz and it has been stable eversince. I also mickey-moused a little fan over the chipset radiators just for the *** of it.The radiators are not even lukewarm now.