I am fairly new to computer hardware and I built my very first rig for Christmas. I am using CoreTemp to monitor my cpu (q6600 @ stock speeds w/ Zalman 9700 blue led version and Artic SIlver 5 compound) and have introduced this program to a few of my friends. One of my friends has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Dual Core Processor oc'd to 2.7 ghz and his coretemp reads 14c. he has a stock heat sink on it. Either he is lying, or there is some setting or tweak that I don't know about. Basically, i am worried that maybe CoreTemp is wrong about my settings. Any thoughts? What do you guys use to monitor your processor? Thanks in advance.