CPU load temps increase

Hello,I have a AMD x4 phenom 965 with its stock cooler installed.

Before I would get 37-38C idle temps and when playing games etc it would go up to around 45-50C.

But these past 2 days when I play games the temps increases to 60-61C straight away. If it was a dust/airflow problem than wouldn't the idle temps change aswell, the idle temps are still 37-38C.

The games themselves seem to be running at higher rates aswell. Before it was 30-40% but now its 100%. I haven't done anything different (that I can remember anyway)


Additional info:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770t-UD3
GPU: Sapphire 5850 1GB
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  1. It could still be dust. check any filters etc. My PC doesn't get much warmer at idle when clogged up but can get bad under load.
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