So I finally got a temperature monitor after some thought and checking on which would be the best; I went with HWMonitor. I am monitoring temps with only a few things running: FireFox and HWMonitor, and I only did start-up about 10 minutes ago. Here are my temps: ---- ACPI hardware monitor Temperature sensor 0 58°C (135°F) Secifies: Min: 45C Max 59C The reading in italics seems high since the min is specified as 45C and the max at 59C. I am only one degree from the max, seems bad. What do you think about that? --- Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500 hardware monitor Temperature sensor 0 59°C (138°F) [0x29] (Core #0) Temperature sensor 1 60°C (139°F) [0x28] (Core #1) HWMonitor Specifies: Min: 44C Max: 61C for Core 1 & Max: 60C for Core 2 (CPU seems high at startup, but I have a lot of programs loading at startup, and they are absolutely necessary programs.) --- GeForce 8600M GT hardware monitor Temperature sensor 0 47°C (116°F) [0x2F] (GPU Core) HWMonitor Specifies: Min: 43C Max: 49C --- SAMSUNG HM250JI hardware monitor Temperature sensor 0 31°C (87°F) [0x1F] (HDD) HWMonitor Specifies: Min: 31C Max: 34 There doesn't seem to be a lot of leeway on the HDD temps. I don't imagine that it fluctuates much, but still... What do you make of this? --------- BUT THATS NOT ALL! After the computer has been on for awhile, say 30 minutes idle the temps come down by several degrees. *ACPI drops from 58C to 47C *Core 0 from 59C to 47C Core 1 from 60C to 47C *nVIDIA from 47 to 44C HDD increases from 31C to 34C 34C is the max HWMonitor shows that HDD should be. Should I be concerned, or is this normal? Feedback is appreciated. If I have made this a little hard to understand, sorry.