Overclocked AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ is Overheating.
I've had this cpu overclocked from 2.1 to 2.6 ghz for about a year now and it has just now started overheating to 80-90 c when playing games. It use to run at a smooth 50-60 c. It's got a stock heatsink on it. I haven't changed anything in the case. I just cleaned the fans and grills of the case a few hours ago and it is still overheating... any ideas?
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don't overclock extreme with Stock cooler, use after market like Hyper 212 or better like Tuniq Tower, Noctua etc add fan 80mm min for exhaust
Replaced the stock HSF with a Xigmatek Apache HSF and used artic silver. Also added a 120mm fan to the front of my Xion Solaris case. its back down to 50-60 c.