Yesterday I replaced my Asus KS80X and celeron 2.4ghz with an Abit AV8 3rd Eye and AMD 4000+, and threw in 1gig of Corsair XMS Low Latency RAM.
Thank you to audioboy for your help in relation to performing a repair install of XP. The system booted perfectly and the repair went through seamlessly. Everything is fully functional.
The only problem is that the CPU is running quite warm. Without load, it's idle temp is between 41 and 45 degrees celsius and under load last night it got up to 55 degrees celsius (although I'm not sure if these temps are about right for the 4000+). I applied a layer of arctic silver to the CPU when installing and the heatsink is properly seated and the fan working correctly.
The overall system temp was fine, sitting at around 31 degrees celsius.
I have no other CPU or system cooling mechanisms in place.
Can anyone recommend an efficient way to reduce the CPU heat?