All, I am looking for a second opinion as to whether I have fried my CPU permanently . . . Currently my q6600 is averaging about 70° C idle . . . At load it has been known to get up to 92°. These readings are consistent across realtemp, coretemp and the hardware monitor in the BIOS. I would find this odd under any circumstances . . . however, considering I am using a Thermaltake IFX-14 and a Delta 120mm focussed flow fan pushing 190CFM it is more than a tad frustrating I am wondering whether this is down to me frying my last motherboard (Asus P5N-D) after abusing it a little too much (one too many romsip updates . . ). The q6600 temp reporting seemed fine in the P5N-D averaging around 37° idle with a xilence redwing. Is is possible that the CPU temp reporting was somehow fried in the motherboard death? I have since obtained a maximus II formula and have been looking forward to installing a watercooling system and going hunting for a decent overclock once I scrape some cash together. However, since the second I put the q6600 in the new board it has been giving me very high temps . . . I have tried remounting the IFX-14 to no avail. Updating the maximus bios (against my better judgement) has also had no effect. The IFX-14 is always cool to the touch and I have no stability issues at all. Is there any guru trick I can try to find out what is really going on?