CPU temp consistently in between 70-100

Hello friends, my Intel C to Q q6600 is consistently staying at 70+ temp at idle and shooting as high as 100 degree Celsius at load specially while playing games (Assassin 3, Farcry 3 etc). I have replaced the thermal paste with new paste but it didn't seems to be working as the story is unchanged. Is it the signs of a dying CPU ? However it never hanged or crashed at any point of temperature. I am worried a bit and wondering what would happen if I let it be like this. Suggestions please..
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  1. What heatsink are you using? Is your cpu clocked on stock speeds?

    It might be a temperature sensor that's not working properly. You can verify this by touching the heatsink to check if it's hot.
  2. ThomasJ93 said:
    What heatsink are you using? Is your cpu clocked on stock speeds?

    It might be a temperature sensor that's not working properly. You can verify this by touching the heatsink to check if it's hot.


    Its a stock cooler and cpu is not overclocked. Its running at 2.4 ghz stock speed. I have touched the fan heat sink. It seems to justify the temperature . Its hot.
  3. How is the airflow in your case? If the heat isn't taken out the case, then it will build up. This will result in a cpu getting hotter and hotter.
  4. ThomasJ93 said:
    How is the airflow in your case? If the heat isn't taken out the case, then it will build up. This will result in a cpu getting hotter and hotter.


    Well.. there was the air flow problem in my case but i have placed one 120 mm fan in the case to overcome this problem. And also my cabinet is always open. So i can't see the ventilation to be an issue here. It just the air in vicinity of heat sink which seems to be not moving or the cool air is immediately replaced by hot air coming from heat sink.
  5. Very strange. I can't think of anything except too much/too little thermal paste, but that doesn't really seem to be the case. Is it hot in the room where the PC is?

    Only solution I can think of at this moment is to get a new heatsink. Something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 should do the trick.
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