New cpu & gpu -- cpu possibly overheating?

I just got my new CPU and GPU in the mail today, installed them, and now I've been watching them with Speedfan/CCC, and I am really not sure what is going on. Bit of a noob when it comes to this sort of thing, so I apologize in advance for asking any stupid questions.

Here is a screenshot from my Speedfan:

The RPM for the fan is showing 5400+ and stays between 5400-5800. Isn't that a bit high?

Also, the temperatures keep varying as well -- I've even seen the flame icon appear occasionally next to the temps -- and now I am worried.

I installed everything according to directions (and there is thermal paste on the heatsink) -- and there are 2 other fans in the case not including the one on the heatsink. I have also just opened the side of the case to try to get more air in there.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GPU: HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Let me know if you need any other info.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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  1. Temps are fine as far as I can see, there should be a setting in bios that will enable fan control.
  2. After about 20 minutes with the side cover open, the RPM dropped to 4500. However, the temps still continue to fluxuate.

    Here is a screenshot showing the flame icon:
  3. That is high but within limits. What exactly is temp3.
  4. I have no idea what temp3 is.

    Whatever it is, just went up to 60c idle.

    I just turned the pc off. I am done for the night. This is why I bought the overpriced Alienware in the first place. I clearly have no business building/upgrading my own pc.

    Very frustrating. :(
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