CPU is burning up

hey guys, my CPU temperature seems to be too high.
at idle, its around mid to high 40s C and when unerload, it can go above 70 C.
i'm wondering if this is a safe temperature because my GPU is just a few degrees above the CPU's temperature.
I have an i7 2600 with the stock fan and heatsink. my case is rather crowded with cords but none are directly above
the fan or in the way of the airflow. what could i do to bring down the temp?
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  1. get aftermarket cooler , fix cable management, add more fan for exhause in back 2pcs @120mm min >>> and 1 fan for intake
  2. reqhjack24 said:

    at idle, its around mid to high 40s C and when unerload, it can go above 70 C.


    If this is a home built system then look into fans and airflow;

    Is the airflow good in the case? are the cables all neatly out of the way? even if they're out of the way the airflow may be effected.

    How much thermal grease did you apply? if you added too much then it can reverse the effects.

    Stock fans on high end CPU's are very temperamental, Start looking for a replacement and try not to overload it too much!

    Hope that helps.
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