Prescott 3 GHz w/ Gigabyte GA-8KNXP running HOT!

I have the the following set-up:

*Gigabyte GA-8KNXP (Intel 875P Chipset)
*Intel P4 Prescott @ 3GHZ
*There is good air circulation
*Thermaltake copper HS with 6000RPM fan on CPU

This machine is running @ 54C at idle! Is there a known problem with this board or the prescotte running that hot? I know the prescotts are supposed to run a little hotter and are designed to do so, but 54C is insane. The HS is definitely contacting the processor and I have thermal paste on it too. The case has excellent air flow so I don't understand what is going on.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Any know conflicts with this mother board? Please help! Thank you.
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  1. 54 may be normal for your room temperature and motherboard sensors. If the system is stable, I wouldn't worry about it.
  2. Yo mate, presshots run as hot as an aussie summer day. You think 54C is hot ? try running prime95 for an hour or so. Got to love that clockthrotteling kicking in..

    But you want a suggestion ? try a 12000 rpm fan to keep temps reasonable and avoid clockthrotteling. Or just return the chip.

    I am severly limited in what my mind can perceive.
  3. Dont trust sensors, they lie. If you aren't getting throttled or blue screened, your temps are fine.
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