This is a continuation of my "building a new PC" thread. I got all my parts (newegg shipping is super fast) Now, I'm having problems with the build. I've got it all together, and went for the install of windows, but the CPU is running hot. Wicked hot. Hotter than a june bride on a wood stove in january. MB temp was just fine, but cpu was in the high 90's C and it kept shutting itself down. Tried an aftermarket cpu fan, had no effect. I can't figure out why it's running so hot. I know heat can be an issue, but this is abnormally hot right out of the gate. I have a ASUS P4P800-VM 865G motherboard and a raidmax case w/ 420W powersupply. Here are some details on my CPU Intel Pentium 4/ 3.0E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail Specifications: Model: Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper Threading Core: Prescott Operating Frequency: 3.0GHz FSB: 800MHz Cache: L1/12K+16K; L2/1MB Voltage: 1.25V - 1.525V Process: 0.09Micron Socket: Socket 478 Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 Warranty: 3-year MFG I've laid off on messing with it for now as I don't want to fry anything. Could there be some kind of conflict with the motherboard and CPU that could cause this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. end of line. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!