Guys I am having a weird experience with my phenom x4, i have it for 3 years i guess and i only applied the thermal paste when i got it, the problem is that i never looked at my temperatures because i didn't want to overclock
Well quite recently i wanted to OC' just a little bit so i started with measuring my temperature.
It turned out that my CPU is running real hot 70-79 Celsius.
I don't want to get a new cooler since i want to build a new computer soon, is there anyway i can get my temperature down a bit without getting a new heat-sink?
Yeah, those stock coolers are atrocious. I would recommend getting a third party cooler, definitely. In the process, you can also clean your CPU of thermal paste and then reapply the paste, with the new cooler.
To be honest, any old third party cooler will be good, and a massive step up in performance and noise, compared to the stock Intel fan. Personally, I always recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, simply because it offers near closed-loop water cooling performance with a bog standard air cooler.
Yeah I kinda knew that getting a new Cooler especially one like Hyper 212 Evo or Noctua D-14 is a good choice but as I specified that i want to get a new pc and leave this one just running on side for one of my brothers so i want to stabilize the temperature before i give it to them. Is there no way of doing something like lowering voltage or things like that?