This is a wee but worrying - I have recently finished building my pc, using a Pentium 4 Prescott 2.4ghz
Now, I know that prescott has been dubbed "preshott" and that it is known for getting VERY hot, but 80 degrees is very dodgy.
My case is a bit dodgy on the cooling front, but it should give some effect:
Rear 12 cm fan
CPU duct on side panel
As soon as I start my pc up, my cpu will immediatly jump up to 80 degrees, which again is suprising...
Apparently the only real thing to do is to get a better heatsink or cooling system for the CPU, but I am no real expert on cooling, and hoped any of you could point me in the right direction. Any short term fixes will be welcomed too :)