ok i have another thread about my cpu temp, but after looking more into it now i've downloaded speedfan program i have found out when i've loaded and playing cs:s that my chip is running at 100% why is this? should it be running at 100%? surely this is going to cause excessive heat! in game my chip is getting to 67 degrees, which should soon be sorted with a combination of a new cooler case and better cooling fan, i have also noticed my main harddrives temp also crept up to 59 degrees this all inside of 8-10 mins worth of gaming. i'm not running any software alongside whilst gaming, at least that i'm aware of anyway. i'm not in the know about computers and after a couple of weeks i'm slowly understanding things now that i should of been aware of a long time ago. can anyone point me in the right direction to improve performance and overall better all round? so far i have decided to purchase and fit new cooler case vortex tx cpu fan hard drive fans any ideas on how to reduce this 100% cpu usage on cs:s?