I am not too familiar with intel systems, but I have an amd64 3200+, and it stays below 52 even under extreme load, and this is with it overclocked to 2.5 Ghz and a Zalman 92mm 7000 ALCU resting on top of it (an inexpensive and very fruitful cooling solution). I'd also like to point out that my system has no case fans installed... Though, this wll all change when an Antec P180 finds a home at zipzoomfly. Auto-notified, baby! As to the guy that suggested water cooling, do some research. Most processors can handle up to 70 degrees stably, but I'd never allow a machine to run higher than 60. I'd intervene and find more efficeint cooling. Try the zalman cooler, they tend to be quiet and very efficient.