Hi there Asus A7V333 m/b Athlon XP 1900+ 256 DDR Ram Gainward GeForce 4 pro/600 TV 64Mb DDR (Golden Sample) IBM Goldstar 40Gb 7200 HDD Yamaha CRW8824S (SCSI) LSI Logic 53C810 scsi pci card Samsung 16x40 DVD LS 120 C-Media onboard sound Pinnacle DC10+ Conexant 56k modem Need some advice: I built my system 4 weeks ago and used a dragon orb 3 cpu fan. The idle temperature was 60C and with heavy use 70C+. I thought this was rather hot, so i swapped it for a Themaltake volcano 7. The temperature still stayed the same. I now have a cooler master, but still the same temperature readings. AMD were vague about temperature settings and didn't help much. The reason i am asking is because a friend has a similar system which runs between 43C-50C with a cooler master. Are these normal operating temperatures, as i don't want to fry my CPU, or have i missed something. Any advice would be welcome.