CPU constantly at 80-90 degrees

My intel core i7 950 is at 50 degrees normally. As soon as i run garrys mod or CSGO it goes up into the 80s - 90s. I brought it to geek squad today and the guy tried to re arange the fans, but due to the weird build of my computer no fan will fit directly ontop of the cpu.
Should I buy a new case? I really dont know what to do, im getting terrible fps in my games and im assuming its because of this?
I was thinking of maybe opening the case and having a fan running directly at it?
Any opinions/help is appreciated
Reply to antoniodireito
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  1. well, your cpu is old, so your thermal paste (thermal compound) might be dead already. Thermal paste is a paste put between cpu and its heatsink. Normally it lifetime is heavily depend on the working temperature, the hotter it goes, the lesser its lifetime. Since your cpu were made around Q2 2009 and you bought it around 2010 then its already 7 years old.

    Before changing the case, I would recommended you to get standard thermal paste. No need to get expensive one, this $3,50 thermal compound will do.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NqCwrH/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-cmq227g

    Learn about how to apply it from youtube, such as this basic one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhsxLExwRV0

    It should reduce your temperature considering your old heatsink is working (you need to clean all the dust off).

    Changing your casing at this time would not help much but it would enable you to use better heatsink (considering you are using intel heatsink). Though I would not recommended it due to your old cpu which is almost end of its lifetime.

    The geek squad should have told you about thermal paste. They might after more expensive upgrade, well they are doing business anyway.

    Good luck
    Reply to schaft
  2. iam sorry, are you saying you are using your cpu without a cooler so far?If you do then you are lucky you haven't fried it yet!
    Reply to slyverine
  3. @slyverine - yeah that's what I picked up aswell from ' due to the weird build of my computer no fan will fit directly ontop of the cpu' ??

    @antoniodireito - you'll have to expand on what you actually mean by that ??
    Reply to madmatt30
  4. slyverine said:
    iam sorry, are you saying you are using your cpu without a cooler so far?If you do then you are lucky you haven't fried it yet!


    Not sure what you mean by cooler? I have a heat sink.. just missing a fan
    Reply to antoniodireito
  5. Yes well that's no use at all them mate.You need a high rpm fan attached directly to the heatsink.
    Aiming a case fan at it will not do the same job at all.
    Reply to madmatt30
  6. antoniodireito said:
    slyverine said:
    iam sorry, are you saying you are using your cpu without a cooler so far?If you do then you are lucky you haven't fried it yet!


    Not sure what you mean by cooler? I have a heat sink.. just missing a fan


    Consider yourself lucky your cpu is still alive! Stop using your computer till you solve the cooler problem, get rid of something to clear room for it!
    Reply to slyverine
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