I've been experiencing some problems with game stability lately, so I decided to check my PC temperatures. At first I thought it was the GPU overheating, but after some stress tests I found out that my CPU runs at 60C while being idle, and it rises to ~90C when playing games. I took off my case, I cleaned the heatsink, but none of that helped (even slightly). Last time I applied cooling paste was around half a year ago. What to do? :S
Oh, there's also this issue, I forgot to mention it - the fan on the back of my case doesn't even turn on until the temperature reaches high levels, any idea what that might be? (my side case is off, so that shouldn't be that much of a problem, though) I suppose the flow would be better if I put my side case back on and if the fan worked, yeah?
Also, I'm getting a better paste tommorow, going to post results.
Great ... don't run it till you reapply the paste.
Yes you need a fan that pretty constantly pumps heat out of the case.
Id suggest looking into why it isn't turning on and running constantly ... there is possibly a setting inside the bios so take a look - hit <del> on bootup and look around ... I don't suggest changing anything unless your familiar with teleportation technology.