My computer is rather loud, this is a combination of the NB fan and the CPU fan. The NB fan runs at an average of 6000RPM and temp is about 53*c and the CPU fan at about 3000RPM temp of about 37*C. I have a untility on my MSI cd that came with my motherboard which allows me to monitor these speeds and temperatures. I also use speed fan to alter these speeds. However the speeds dont really change until it is set to zero, then my computer goes quiet and core centre alerts me that fans have stopped. Although when the fans are at a standstill the computer is near silent (i have other fans but these dont make any real noise). I am worried about letting the NB fan speed stay at 0, even though lots of NB's dont even have fans... Are the temperatures i am gettin for my northbridge ok? 53*C seems a bit high, but it is very loud, i was thinking of gettin a quieter NB fan and have seen some good ones around, maybe even getting just a good heatsink so a fan is not needed. And a quiet CPU fan, i dont want to spend loads on these though but the key thing is they are quiet as its quite annoying when your sitting there and you can just hear fans.