1. First of all, I need to know if cpu corrosion is something that actually occurs. I heard it happens when your cpu runs hotter than it should.
2. Second, How can i keep my cpu running cooler? My i7-860 is running at 50c at 20% and it runs at 70c when prime 95 is running. Is this ok? or should i buy new thermal grease because i had to take off my heatsink once because it wasn't put on correctly the first time.
thx for the help guys!
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Corrosion is the wrong term, corrosion is a chemical term. Running a CPU at high temperatures can damage the internal structure and cause it do die prematurely, but it wont cause it to 'corrode'
Get an aftermarket heatsink that does not use the stupid intel pushpins, get some thermal grease too, those two together should lower your temperatures significantly.
If by corrosion you mean "premature failure" yes, excess heat does effect CPU life.
If you take off a HS, you have to clean both the CPU and the HS with alcohol removing all traces of the material before applying new thermal compound.