I built my new computer last weekend, this was the first time ever I've build a computer from scratch. Now I'm wondering about a few things. First, the specs: Antec P182 Corsair HX620 Asus P5Q Pro Intel C2Q Q9550 (not OC'd) Club3D Radeon 4870 (has stock cooling) 4x2GB of Corsair XMS2 DHX (total 8GB), @ 4-4-4-12; 2.1V TRU120E with Noctua NF-P12 @12V The three stock Antec Tri-cool fans Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit I think that's all the necessary stuff. Well, the most critical thing is the temps. My CPU is idling at 45C... Yes, the hottest core is that hot and the coolest is about 40C. I'm monitoring the temps with SpeedFan and Core Temp. If I stress the CPU with Prime95, the temps will jump up to 55C and slowly increase thereafter. I don't know how much this CPU can handle, but I'm sure these are not normal temps. What levels should I be expecting? I used the stock thermal paste which came with the TRUE, and I spread it a bit with the nozzle. Afterwards I remember that you should put a line of the paste (on a quad) and then press the cooler on it to spread it (but I don't know what way the line should be). The paste didn't sqeeze out on the sides when I put the cooler on. Also, there was a piece of foam on the backplate, should that be removed? (I didn't.) The GPU temps are really bad, too, it's idling at 80C and when I load it with two RTHDRIBLs (one isn't enough according to Catalyst Control Center) it'll jump to 85 and stay there. And the fan doesn't speed up at all, just stays at low/medium... AND Rivatuner isn't compatible with the newest Catalyst 8.8 drivers so I can't adjust the fan speed to 100%. Neither do I know what kind of temps I should be looking at. There are cables in the way of the card, but those can't be moved thanks to the design of the P182 (the PSU is on the bottom and the cables come out just at the card). I don't know how I'm going to stick a Xonar and a wireless card in there as the case is so full already The third temperarure related thing: There is very little air coming out of the back of the PSU. Is that normal? Software wise, I recall somebody talked about a tool that'll convert all the Windows apps shortcuts to point to the 64-bit variants. Does somebody have the link to that tool? And, does somebody have a recommendation on a 64-bit AIO codec pack? I think that's all for now, if I find something more to ask, I'll come back. Thanks in advance for your answers!