i was wondering with my processor whats a safe idle temp? mine stays around 40c. the max temp according to amd's site is 70c. when its 100% under load with stress test i got it up to 60 but kept jumping between 58-61. i stopped it at 60 the first time. got sceered . and also, i've heard alot of talk on different forums about the 9500 not performing well and problems with their motherboard. i havent had no problems at all. srtest.com says i have 2.2ghz rated at 14.25 ghz. while my friends overclocked 2.4 intel q6600 says 2.9ghz rated at 11.19ghz. i read a couple things on my motherboard about how theres no heatsink by the chip v regulator and that it burns out after 2 days. but loving my new cpu .