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My CPU temp when idle is around 40-50 but when I started a video game it goes to 95+

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May 19, 2014 8:04:40 AM

I have an i5-2400 since I had no intentions of overclocking my computer and I've had it for almost 2 years now. I clean it regularly but a month ago I took my CPU fan off and cleaned it out completely but didn't have any new thermal paste so I just put it back on. It worked and ran fine up until yesterday. Now when I'm idle my motherboard says the temp is at around 40-60 and I looked at additional software to confirm that. Now when I play a video game it goes from 40-60 to 95+ in like 30 seconds and I get like 2 fps and stays there till I quit the game. What do I need to do to stop this? Buy a CPU cooler?

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a b à CPUs
May 19, 2014 8:09:39 AM

Buy some thermal paste and reinstall the cooler.
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a c 298 à CPUs
May 19, 2014 8:19:40 AM

please buy some thermal paste. it's not there just for show.
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May 19, 2014 4:52:33 PM

robo7425 said:
Buy some thermal paste and reinstall the cooler.


Okay thanks, i ordered some yesterday when it happened, just wanted to make sure that'd most likely be the problem
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