My Emachines PC ran exactly 68 as well. This is a downfall of Emachines along with the power supply burning out right after the warranty. I would watch for that as well and these are very common on Emachines. What I did was bought a new fan+heat sink and got my temp down to 48 when not in hard use. Now let's consider something else, the +\- of the system board temp reading. If I remember it can be off by +\-8 or more and is not completely accurate. However, this can work for or against you. Like I said, I suggest a better heatsink and fan for the CPU, only way to go. I doubt Emachines will do anything about the high temp, why? They wouldn't for me and said it's standard. I think expecting breakdowns is a good marketing strategy, after all , it keeps the consumer buying. I hope in your case they do something, perhaps after a couple of those lawsuits it opened their eyes. I would also suggest in the near future, to look for a better power supply as I hear they are still having issues. Part is due to the way Emachines compacts the internals and airflow is very little. If you have an opening for extra case fan, I would get one of those as well, it truly helps keep components cool, the cooler the better.