My new Abit nf7 has an AMD Barton 2500+ running at 3200+ speed. 200 MHZ FSB at the 11 Mulitplier.

It is idling at 52-53c and under load, it does not change..... Is 53c too high, or just fine for an OC?

It is in a room that sits at around 65-70 degrees (f)

Copper heatsink, vantek thermal paste, and 4800rpm fan, not sure the brand....

Why does it not go up after running CPU intensive programs and games?

I had to bump up the VCore to 1.725 to get it stable.

Thanks to all who reccommended this board, it DOES kick @$$!!