None of My Phenom II's ever got above 50c,what cooler are you using and are you overclocking it?
Thanks for the reply!
I'm not over clocking it, the cooler/heatsink is original to the CPU as delivered by AMD. If its meaningful the CPU was bundled with an Asus M4N68T V2 motherboard.
Forgive my lack of useful info---I'm very much uninformed about so many of these technical details.