Thanks for the in depth replay Die, it helps alot. Im going to uninstall i8fan because i have a feeling it could possibly be interfering with the Nvidia temp monitor. I figure, 2 programs doing the same task (measure the GPU temps) could possibly cause problems, so well see how it goes. Do you put the tiny drop on the Core itself or in the middle of the heatsink??? Thanks for all the replies, you guys rock a whole lot, keep the suggestions coming........