I'm not a gamer, just a programmer using Windows XP. Intel Active Alert Monitor says temperature exceeds maximum 140 degrees F. in system zone 2. I removed motherboard from chassis and ran outside of box with no metal contact. Problem still exists. Replaced with an identical Intel D865PERL motherboard and got same issue. I noticed that this occurs whenever the screen saver with high-level graphics is running. I haven't noticed this problem except when PC has been sittiing unused for a bit. Switching to the Windows XP screen saver eliminates problem; but the cpu, motherboad, video card are 2 months old, so I don't like using a "workaround". Plus, I do play some games on occasion. Anything I can do?