My cpu over heating?

Hello! I have recently noticed that my AMD FX-6100 6-Core Processor, has been getting a bit hot, as in 70c. I read around on some forums of people having the same processor as mine, and most of them did not go above 51c even with games running. I opened my rig and cleaned out my cpu fan, which i thought would make it be able to "breathe" after starting it up again, it shot up about another 5c, making it 75c. Is my cpu faulty? its only 2 and a half years old now. My friend has the exact same processor and his never goes above 55 with lots of stuff running. Any advice is welcome, and or tips and suggestions! Thanks in advance!
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  1. If you are using the stock AMD heat sink take it off and get some arctic silver thermal paste. I had that same problem and that helped a lot. I would also recommend getting a 3rd party heat sink.
  2. My problem is, im not too sure if i can do that without breaking warranty, i suppose i could give it a try, im a bit of a spoon with computer components what would the stock amd heat sink be? and by 3rd party heat sink you mean water cooling?
  3. First of all did you build this PC yourself or did you buy it.
    The heatsink is just your CPU cooler.
    Third party cooler doesn't have to be water cooling, It could just be a beefed up air cooler.
    Here is a good Brand to try
  4. whats your full pc specs?
  5. I had my computer built by a company, its still under warranty til Febuary next year BUT I dont want my processor dying like a few weeks before hand, as time goes i assume it would blow up at this rate.

    My pc build is as following -
    Cooler Master HAF 922 Midi Tower Black.
    Corsair TX V2 650W PSU.
    AMD FX-6100 6-Core Processor.
    Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, Socket-AM3+.
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 16GB CL9.
    XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 "Dual Fan".

    On a side note i was going to swap the power supply and the Gcard but i thought best fix my Cpu before doing anything else. :/
  6. whats your system temps?
  7. umm, system temps you mean my cpu? as it goes anywhere from 50-75, 75 being the highest today AFTER i cleaned the fan out :/
  8. in celcius or farenheit?
  9. I believe its Celcius,
  10. thats quite high do u have a budget for a new cooler?
  11. I was going to get a new gcard and a power supply, and possibly a cooler, and redo the thermal paste, as jacob suggested. so.. any suggestions for thermal paste and a cooler would be appreciated, not sure what kind of water cooling/cpu fan would fit in my case.
  12. whats your budget for all the upgrade?
  13. Well, in my money, its around 3000+, im from Denmark, so in dollars that would be 402,30 Euro - 547,94 dollars - 547,94 pound. sorry im not quite sure what country you're from so i'll just post all these here :) I can probably squeeze a few more pennies in or dollars or whatever if it'll keep my system cool and running fine.
  14. can u link to a website u use thanks :)
  15. Uhh the component website? as its in Danish :/ but i could find what i'm thinking of getting in an english version if you'd like? sorry for the hassle,
  16. link me i will use a translator :)
  17. this is the page i use for components :)
  18. Best answer
    noctua NH-U9B SE2

    would be great i found it on ur website :)
  19. Ty so much for the help, I think i must get some paste and a cooler like that then, Have a nice day! :)
  20. the paste comes with the cooler anytime sir :)
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